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2019 Gathering Travel Plans (1/27)
 1/29/19 11:41am
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* * * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * * * 

My travel plans to The Gathering have finally come together.  Based on the list of current attendees it looks like a majority are coming from the east, southeast and midwest.  An overnight stop in Minot, ND leaves less than a 7 hour drive into Saskatoon and there is a good number of motels there to choose from.  If your travel route will take you through Minot chime in here.


I contacted the Microtel Inn & Suites in Minot about reserving a group of rooms for Tuesday night, the 16th.  I asked for a block of 6 to 10 rooms and was quoted a price of $68 for either a single or double queen room.  If this will fit into your travel plans please reply to this as soon as possible.  If there is enough interest I'll lock in the reservation block and post the info to get the rate.

I also asked about a block of rooms for Sunday night, the 21st.  The North Dakota State Fair runs from Friday, July 19th, through Saturday, the 27th, and was told that rooms will be at a premium for that period of time.  The same rooms would go up to $99.  From Minot Bismarck is less that 2 hours down the road and Jamestown is less than 3 hours so those might be better choices for Sunday night lodging.  



Are we there yet...???   Thumbs Up


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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (2/27)
 1/10/19 10:01pm
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Victor, NY - USA

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Looks like it is on my route. Sort of.
1517 miles from my house.
2-3 days depending on how I want to feel when I get there.

Arrive Tuesday night?

July will be here before we know it.


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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (3/27)
 1/10/19 11:51pm
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I'll probably visit in Fargo, leave Tuesday morning and drive 8.5 hrs to Moose Jaw Tuesday night. Then do the Al Capone Tunnels in the morning with a little sight seeing, then a 2.5 hr drive north to Saskatoon might be a plan.








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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (4/27)
 1/11/19 2:07am
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dwright said: Looks like it is on my route. Sort of.
1517 miles from my house.
2-3 days depending on how I want to feel when I get there.

Arrive Tuesday night? ...




Not sure which map you're looking at my friend but when I plug Victor, NY to Saskatoon, SK into Google Maps it show 3 main routes: 
  • 1,921 miles (29 hrs), 
  • 1,860 miles (30 hrs) and 
  • 1,937 miles (32 hrs) 
I know you're a "Road Warrior" but if you do any of those routes I saw in 2 days I'll by the first 3 rounds...!!!   Shocked   Beer  Thumbs Up


Yes - arrive in Minot on Tuesday.


My plans are still a little up in the air.  Weighing a couple of options plus waiting for some more info.


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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (5/27)
 1/11/19 8:35am
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I would think it would be less than 8.5 hours John. Sara and I always do Fargo the first day and I thought it was an easy 10 from my house

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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (6/27)
 1/11/19 11:53am
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Flying miles Dave??

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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (7/27)
 1/11/19 1:30pm
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An optional route for us coming from southeast PA takes us through Minot so we could stop there. We have a stop to visit relatives near South Bend IN and would then travel up Mi from there. It's looking like this will be our route. We would like to avoid Chicago area.

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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (8/27)
 1/11/19 7:50pm
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Norsky said:
dwright said: Looks like it is on my route. Sort of.
1517 miles from my house.
2-3 days depending on how I want to feel when I get there.

Arrive Tuesday night? ...




Not sure which map you're looking at my friend but when I plug Victor, NY to Saskatoon, SK into Google Maps it show 3 main routes: 
  • 1,921 miles (29 hrs), 
  • 1,860 miles (30 hrs) and 
  • 1,937 miles (32 hrs) 
I know you're a "Road Warrior" but if you do any of those routes I saw in 2 days I'll by the first 3 rounds...!!!   Shocked   Beer  Thumbs Up


Yes - arrive in Minot on Tuesday.


My plans are still a little up in the air.  Weighing a couple of options plus waiting for some more info.

Sorry Jim, That was from my house to Minot, ND.
Not sure if I would go north of Lake Ontario or south.
Might be able to do 1517 miles in two days, but it will depend on who I hook up with, if anyone.
Traveling by myself I get an early start like 6 AM and drive for 12 hours, covering 750 miles.

But with a caravan probably only do 500 miles per day, so three days to Minot.
Leave Sunday morning, arrive Tuesday evening.
 


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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (9/27)
 1/11/19 7:52pm
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danascar said: Flying miles Dave??

Yes. I will be flying in my 2004 CE coupe with flaps up.


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Re: 2019 Gathering Travel Plans (10/27)
 1/11/19 9:32pm
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If you are going thru Illinois and Wisconsin, let us know. We can meet somewhere. We are traveling 39-90-94 north.