The journey included a drive through the Atlas Mountains, covering over 4000 feet in elevation on a road that didn't include barriers or pavement for much of the climb. And somehow the speed limit on these blind, hair-pin turns was 80 km/h.
Once we were through the mountains, driving on paper-flat roads straighter than a ruler, that's when the Moroccan police decided to crack down on excessive speeds. I got a speeding ticket for driving 81 km/h in a 60 zone.
Reflections on a Moroccan speeding ticket on the border of the Sahara. pic.twitter.com/PRJ7H1QGFH
— Mike Arsenault (@MikeGArsenault) October 17, 2018300 Dhirams ($36) lighter, we made it to the edge of the Sahara desert for what was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip: a night of camping in the desert. It was an environment unlike anything I have ever seen before. It was incredible.
Already started training for the 2019 tennis season. It’s hard to sweat in the Sahara. pic.twitter.com/9Ftfc0Pqoq
— Mike Arsenault (@MikeGArsenault) October 19, 2018Speaking of tennis, I haven't played since before I left for the trip and the outdoor season is officially finished. But I start my indoor season tomorrow with a one-hour hit. My goal is to play 3-4 times a month until the spring.
I am in the midst of a stretch co-hosting the Morning Show on Global, which is always my favourite secondary assignment. And that included the Halloween show where I really got try some things creatively.
I went as Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine from A Star is Born.
Bradley, I mean Jackson, also did part of my weather segment for me.
Happy Halloween! A special musical guest from #AStarIsBorn pinch-hit for me on the @morningshowto today, with an assist from #LadyGaga. pic.twitter.com/XV4oQCuL7F
— Mike Arsenault (@MikeGArsenault) October 31, 2018That was a blast! In fact, I even fooled a couple of people who actually thought I was a real performer who was just super wasted.
I have a couple more morning show shifts this month and then back to my regular schedule.
Thanks for reading and watching!