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JoeTDI65 August 7th, 2015 13:02

Driving from the WEST....?? anyone?
 
My wife and I are planning on attending and will be driving from Colorado...Looks will we drive I-80 across the upper midwest into Cleveland then on to Maine from there...

mishkaya August 7th, 2015 15:40

Not quite as far, but driving I80W from Iowa...

john.jackson9213 August 7th, 2015 17:20

Driving from San Diego to the Fest. Google says the shortest route is Vegas to Denver to Detroit to Montreal to Newry, Maine. Just over 3000 miles.

mishkaya August 7th, 2015 17:23

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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 (Post 4859704)
Driving from San Diego to the Fest. Google says the shortest route is Vegas to Denver to Detroit to Montreal to Newry, Maine. Just over 3000 miles.

That may be the shortest route, but I would suggest staying on the US side of the border as fuel is cheaper, not to mention food and lodging. Of course if the plan is sightseeing, then have at it!

1854sailor August 7th, 2015 17:35

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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 (Post 4859704)
Driving from San Diego to the Fest. Google says the shortest route is Vegas to Denver to Detroit to Montreal to Newry, Maine. Just over 3000 miles.

Going for the "Longest Distance Driven to the Fest" award, now are we? ;)

mrvermin August 7th, 2015 18:08

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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 (Post 4859704)
Driving from San Diego to the Fest. Google says the shortest route is Vegas to Denver to Detroit to Montreal to Newry, Maine. Just over 3000 miles.

In Ontario, the average price for Diesel is about $1.10 CDN per liter (about $3.17 per Gal USD) in Quebec it is even higher

However, depending on when you pass through Toronto on the 401 (between Windsor and Quebec), I may join up with you :cool:

MrVermin

akjdouglass August 7th, 2015 18:17

Anchorage, AK to Newry, ME. 4342 miles.
Any Alaskans making the trip?

cfc1016 August 7th, 2015 22:36

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Originally Posted by akjdouglass (Post 4859737)
Anchorage, AK to Newry, ME. 4342 miles.
Any Alaskans making the trip?

Hmmm... Unless anyone is driving ACROSS THE BERING STRAIT :p, I think you're probably gonna grab that 'farthest distance travelled award'!

VeeDubTDI August 7th, 2015 23:23

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Originally Posted by akjdouglass (Post 4859737)
Anchorage, AK to Newry, ME. 4342 miles.
Any Alaskans making the trip?


That is fantastic! Would you be interested in doing a slide show of your trip for people to check out at Fest?

akjdouglass August 8th, 2015 00:21

Sorry to disappoint, but I used to live in Alaska and was merely posing that possibility.:confused:

Perhaps there will be a Fest in Alaska someday and everyone in attendance will break the distance record.:)

VeeDubTDI August 8th, 2015 10:43

Oh, I see! :o

JoeTDI65 August 8th, 2015 21:36

Wow..lots of folk traveling for this....this cool. We did consider the Can route but we decided the passport hassle etc....

john.jackson9213 August 9th, 2015 05:05

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Originally Posted by JoeTDI65 (Post 4860424)
Wow..lots of folk traveling for this....this cool. We did consider the Can route but we decided the passport hassle etc....

Have both a passport and a passport card, so that is not a problem. Anita grew up in Montreal and still has family and friends there. San Diego is right on the Mexican border, so I just keep my passport card in my wallet - just like my drivers license. Current diesel price is about $2.80 here. Even at $3.20 in Ontario, it is about the same when converted to U.S. dollars. Plan is to do some touring in the Atlantic provinces after the fest. Return trip will be further south, just to be different and to visit her mother/brother in San Antonio.

mrvermin August 9th, 2015 06:41

The $3.20 per gallon for Diesel in Ontario is already converted to USD, so it is more expensive than in the US. The other thing is the highway used between Detroit/Windsor and Quebec (highway 401) has been named the busiest highway in the world (more traffic flow per hour than in Los Angeles). If you happen to hit the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) at the wrong time, all 16 lanes can be at a standstill and it may take you about 2 hours to get through the city. Outside the GTA though, the drive is fast, fun and the scenery is nice.

MrVermin
BTW, I plotted my trip and my GPS is taking me to Montreal and then down to the US for the Fest.

BTW2: The price of Diesel jumps about $0.45 per Gallon USD the moment you cross into Quebec, so try to fill up in Ontario if using the Canadian route.

JoeTDI65 August 14th, 2015 12:48

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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 (Post 4860473)
Have both a passport and a passport card, so that is not a problem. Anita grew up in Montreal and still has family and friends there. San Diego is right on the Mexican border, so I just keep my passport card in my wallet - just like my drivers license. Current diesel price is about $2.80 here. Even at $3.20 in Ontario, it is about the same when converted to U.S. dollars. Plan is to do some touring in the Atlantic provinces after the fest. Return trip will be further south, just to be different and to visit her mother/brother in San Antonio.

Sounds like a whirlwind trip....sounds great..


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