Having just gotten back from my cruise to the Mexican Riviera I'm now working on the rest of my NAFTA tour--planning the most logical route to Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, for next week. Why Vulcan, you ask? Why, indeed?
So I broke out the road atlas and considered a few different routes. I finally settled on one that takes me on the most horrid stretch of real estate in the US, I-80 across north-central Nevada. From home I'll follow 80 east to Wells, NV, and take US-93 north to Twin Falls, ID. At Twin Falls, I'll take I-84 east to Pocatello, where I'll pick up I-15 North through Idaho and Montana to the Canadian border. I chose this route because it looks like that will be the easiest across mountains. And why, you might ask, is that important?
I'll be towing my trailer (see a pic of it here), which means I'm pretty much limited to 55 mph; that'll be 24 hours of driving. If I leave the morning of the 5th I should have plenty of time to enjoy the trip and get to Vulcan in time for registration on the 8th. I might also score a good camping spot there (first come, first served) before others show up.
Having determined what *I* think is the best route, I thought I'd give Google Maps a try. It plotted the exact same route.
I'll come home via Calgary, Banff, Vancouver, and I-5. Should be a great trip.