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Old 08-31-2017, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Great northern route 2

Driving this route to Washington on my way to the WNM. I have written a blurb about the first day. Will try and put up pics when I get better Internet.

I left at 6 this morning and got 14 miles away to remember I forgot my laptop with the camera in it. So an hour behind but I drove 122 to 2, took some back roads and drove rt5 north along the Connecticut river up to st Johnsbury VT. From there I picked up 2 west over to lake Champlain and basically up through the middle of it until i hit the Canadian boarder. Figured I would get the other side of Montreal and call it a night.
Unfortunately traffic was worse than expected and it took me longer than I planned. I pretty much hate driving through cities and this was the worse with signs in a language foreign to me. Needless to say I made it but had to deviate a bit. I am now on route 148 in Lachute, Quebec at a hotel that works for 70 dollars cash. The lady spoke good English so that was a plus. It will be a bit of a ride but hope to make it to Sault St Marie tomorrow.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:06 PM   #2
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Best of Luck on your trip
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Sounds like a fun trip so far.
Where you headed?
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:15 PM   #4
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Is it safe to assume that you're driving from MA to Washington state? I'm not sure what WNM is but I'm very familiar with highway 2 due to my several trips from Alaska to Michigan. I dislike city driving and my time on highway 2 across the top of the country was a welcome reprieve.
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Have a fun and safe trip Frank Wish I was driving with you. Bill
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Sounds like a real fun trip. Happy motoring!
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like a fun trip so far.
Where you headed?
WNM=Early Ford V-8 Western National Meet. Salem, OR.

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Old 08-31-2017, 10:25 PM   #8
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Good luck Frank!! You know if I wasn't already scheduled for a long trip in September, I would more than likely have joined you for some crazy, but good, traveling like we had in 2013 . Stay safe and look for some Sloppy Joe Restaurants along the way .
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Awright Frank! You da man! Please let us tag along when you get a chance to post reports.

Pretty sure this isn't your route, but it gives us an idea of what you're up to.
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And you are driving a ?
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Seems like an adventurous trip. What happened next?

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Old 09-01-2017, 08:06 AM   #13
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Have a great trip, looking forward to lots of pictures.
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Seems a great trip.
I've driven all the U.P. and Wisconsin on hwy 2. It's fun.
Have a great time Frank!
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Frank, see you in Salem at the meet. Tom
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God speed Frank Miller. Good luck. I know that trip will be a blast, I'm jealous. Keep us posted on your progress west and back east.
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Sounds exciting, can't beat the scenery. May all be safe!
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:08 PM   #18
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Are you travelling by yourself? Any problem getting into Canada? Did the car have any charm with the border authority? That's three questions... Bill
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Frank, I envy your trip. Maybe some day I will retire and I can try such adventures.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:13 PM   #20
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Hi from Oregon; We're forecast to have Hot, dry Sunshine for the WNM in Salem. Swap meet is two days Mon/Tue... I'll be selling. Made the Northern route one year Oct 20th time and hit the first snow of that year. Still it was fun thru Fargo ect. Great Northern Railroad route. Newc
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