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* Route 66 + northwest US road trip, 2011?

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Yes, I'm ALREADY looking to my 2011 road trip.

While I know about 2 car shows the last weekend of June 2011 in PA (GM Nationals, Carlisle; MC Nationals, York)...and the irony of the 2 shows being so close together with many people I know attending at least 1 of the 2 shows, it does not appear (at this point) that I will be able to go, due to lack of vacation time. Instead, since I have yet to travel to the northwest section of the United States during any of my road trips, that is where I'm heading....

In early June 2011, I may have the opportunity to travel with a Route 66 friend of mine along part of US Route 66 from Chicagoland to Amarillo TX. If that works out, the POSSIBLE itinerary is....

Saturday, 06/04/2011 ... Chicagoland to Springfield IL

Sunday, 06/05/2011 ... Springfield IL to west of STL Missouri

(possible going as far as Lebanon MO)

Monday, 06/06/2011 ... W of STL MO to Joplin MO

Tuesday, 06/07/2011 ... Joplin MO to Tulsa OK

Wednesday, 06/08/2011 ... Tulsa OK to Clinton OK

(potential side trip up to Wichita KS while we stop in Oklahoma City OK)

Thursday, 06/09/2011 ... Clinton OK to Amarillo TX

Friday, 06/10/2011 ... stay in Amarillo TX

From Amarillo, then, I will head to the northwest.... Unless I opt to travel a bit farther west across the southern US, THIS is the tentative outline for the rest of my trip....

Saturday, 06/11/2011 ... Amarillo TX - Denver CO

~9a-6p (10 hours), gain hour per time change

via I-40 W ... I-25 N

Sunday, 06/12/2011 ... Denver CO - Salt Lake City UT

~8a-5p (9 hours)

via I-25 N ... I-80 W

Monday, 06/13/2011 ... Salt Lake City UT - Sacramento CA

~8a-6p (11 hours), gain hour per time change

via I-80 W

Tuesday, 06/14/2011 ... Sacramento CA - Eugene OR

~8a-5p (9 hours)

via I-5 N

Wednesday, 06/15/2011 ... Eugene OR - Seattle WA

~10a-4p (6 hours)

via I-5 N ... US RT 20 W ... US RT 101 N

Thursday, 06/16/2011 ... Seattle WA - Butte MT

~8a-7p (10 hours), lose hour per time change

via I-90 E

Friday, 06/17/2011 ... Butte MT - Pierre SD

~7a-8p (12 hours), lose hour per time change

via I-90 E

Saturday, 06/18/2011 ... Pierre SD - Bismarck ND

~7:30a-11a (3.5 hours), w/1.5-hr stop for lunch

via US RT 83 N

Saturday, 06/18/2011 ... Bismarck ND - St Paul MN

~12:30p-8:30p (8 hours)

via I-94 E

Sunday, 06/19/2011 ... St Paul MN - Chicagoland IL

~8a-4p (8 hours)

via I-94 E ... US RT 20 E

(or)

via I-35 S ... US RT 20 E

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Anyone want to meet up along the way?

Cort | 36.m.IL | 5 Monte Carlos.1 Caprice Classic | pig valve.pacemaker * Chicagoland Meets, 2011?

MCs.CC | models.HO.legos.CHD.RadioShows | RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can" ... Allman Brothers Band ... 'Ramblin' Man'

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A CLARIFICATION:

I have been to Washington/Oregon, etc., before as part of our family road trips (Dad, Mom, sister and I) in 1985 and 1991 during which we did a lot of sightseeing; I just haven't been to the northwest US as part of one of my solo road trips....

The PRIORITY of this road trip, as all of my other road trips, is...people! IMHO, life is way too short to NOT meet up with people....

That noted, 3 National Parks I MAY visit, if time allows...

...Lassen Volcanic NP (CA, E of I-5)

...Crater Lake NP (OR, E of I-5)

...Olympic NP (WA, northwest corner)...long shot to see

Other NPs mentioned to me (Great Basin NP in NV, Rocky Mountan NP in CO, and Glacier NP in MT) are either too far off course or ones to which I have been in the past.

ALSO:

If the opportunity to travel with my friends along US Route 66 does not work out, I will slightly re-schedule this trip. Details TBD....

AND:

Even with this trip to the northwest US, a slight possibility exists that I could still make a VERY QUICK trip to York & Carlisle PA for the MC & GM Nationals respectively....

Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |* Chicagoland Meets, 2011?

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"It's like trying to catch a falling star" ... The Heights ... 'How Do You Talk To An Angel?'

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ALTERNATE PLANS:

If the original plan for early June does not work out, then this is my alternative itinerary.... I'll work on specific routes, etc., later. In the meantime, please let me know if you want to meet up along the way!

Friday, 06/24/2011 ... Chicagoland IL - Smithville OH

~3p-midnite (9 hrs), lose hr, time change

via:

I-294 E

I-94 E

IN RT 49 S

US RT 30 E

Saturday, 06/25/2011 ... Smithville OH - Carlisle/York PA (GM/MC Nationals)

~6a-noon (6 hrs)

via:

OH RT 585

I-76 E

Sunday, 06/26/2011 ... Carlisle/York PA - Pontiac IL

~7a-7p (12 hrs), gain hr, time change

via:

I-76 W

US RT 30 W

US RT 31 S

US 24 W

Monday, 06/27/2011 ... Pontiac IL - Lebanon MO

~11a-7p

via:

I-55 S

I-255 S

I-270 W

I-44 W

...VISITS=

Route 66 Museum, Pontiac IL

Becky's Barn, just south of Springfield IL

Henry's Ra66it Ranch, Stanton IL

St Louis MO

others

Tuesday, 06/28/2011 ... Lebanon MO - Tulsa OK

~9a-6p

via:

I-44 W

US RT 66 (~Joplin MO to avoid tollway)

...VISITS=

Gary's Gay Parita Station

4 Women On The Route, Galena KS

Afton Station, Afton OK

others

Wednesday, 06/29/2011 ... Tulsa OK - Wichita KS

~10a-3p

via:

US RT 66 W (Tulsa OK - Oklahoma City OK)

I-35 N

...VISITS=

POPS

Edmond OK

Thursday, 06/30/2011 ... Wichita KS - Dallas TX

~9a-3p (6 hrs)

via:

I-35 S

Friday, 07/01/2011 ... Dallas TX - Oklahoma City OK - Amarillo TX

~9a-5p (8 hrs)

via:

I-35 N

I-40 W

...VISITS=

Oklahoma City OK (lunch)

various along US RT 66

Saturday, 07/02/2011 ... Amarillo TX - Denver CO

~9a-6p (10 hrs), gain hr, time change

via:

I-40 W

I-25 N

Sunday, 07/03/2011 ... Denver CO - Salt Lake City UT

~8a-5p (9 hrs)

via:

I-25 N

I-80 W

Monday, 07/04/2011 ... Salt Lake City UT - Sacramento CA

~8a-6p (11 hrs), gain hr, time change

via:

I-80 W

Tuesday, 07/05/2011 ... Sacramento CA - Eugene OR

~8a-5p (9 hrs)

via:

I-5 N

Wednesday, 07/06/2011 ... Eugene OR - Seattle WA

~10a-4p (6 hrs)

via:

I-5 N

US RT 20 W

US RT 101 N

Thursday, 07/07/2011 ... Seattle WA - Butte MT

~8a-7p (10 hrs), lose hr, time change

via:

I-90 E

Friday, 07/08/2011 ... Butte MT - Pierre SD

~7a-8p (12 hrs), lose hr, time change

via:

I-90 E

Saturday, 07/09/2011 ... Pierre SD - Bismarck ND

~7:30a-11a (3.5 hrs), w/1.5-hr lunch stop

via:

US RT 83 N

Saturday, 07/09/2011 ... Bismarck ND - St Paul MN

~12:30p-8:30p (8 hrs)

via:

I-94 E

Sunday, 07/10/2011 ... St Paul MN - Chicagoland IL

~8a-4p (8 hrs)

via:

I-94 E

US RT 20 E

(or)

I-35 S

US RT 20 E

Cort | 37.m.IL.pigValve.pacemaker | 5 Monte Carlos + 1 Caprice Classic |

MCs.CC + CHD.models.HO.legos.RadioShows + RoadTrips.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"A long white line stretching out on the road ahead" ... Vince Gill ... 'The Radio'

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