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MarkTwain

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Posted: 05/09/22 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Diesel John wrote:

the trip back is even more fluid then the trip out....

im going to ride glacier and ive learned not to try to plan rides on a particular day because weather might not go along with your plans...lol

we have been to Mt Rushmore during previous Sturgis trips so its not really on the radar for this one.

we are going to bring our passports and i would like to drive back through the different providences of Canada...however i carry a handgun on the coach and im not sure how they handle that...

but i guess thats another thread!.....lol


Before you enter Canada, have your gun mailed to a postal box in the city you will re-enter the U.S. Pick up gun there.

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MarkTwain wrote:


Before you enter Canada, have your gun mailed to a postal box in the city you will re-enter the U.S. Pick up gun there.

It would have to be shipped by a common carrier, ie, FedEx, UPS. The USPS will not accept handguns for mailing.


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I wouldn't go on the PA turnpike with anything other than a team of horses and a wagon. Worst paved, somewhat, toll road in America. Then there is the toll and the trucks.

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I'm with Mayor30, depending on where you are leaving from in New Jersey, you want to avoid the Penn Turnpike. It is a hefty toll. I pay almost $30 just to go from New Jersey to the Harrisburg area. It will probably cost you almost almost $50 to get to where I-70 branches off near Pittsburgh. You can check the toll calculator at the Penn Turnpike website.
If you take I-80, stay straight toward Akron when you get to Ohio. That will take you to I-71 that you take south to Columbus.
Another idea, depending on time and where you want to go, is take I-81 south through Virginia than I-40 across the country.


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Posted: 05/11/22 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thank you all for the input...

its very helpful to newbies ...

sounds like the common denominator is stay clear of the Penn Turnpike.

prepping the coach today for a Friday departure....

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There a lot to see along I-40 between Amarillo and the Grand Canyon. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground.

In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument, the Turquoise Trail and the Sandia Crest Highwayare worth visiting in my opinion.

In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino.

Homolovi Ruins State Park is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner. Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border.

In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area.

All this before you even get to the Grand Canyon.


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