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greyhook

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Posted: 10/05/20 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're from the Buffalo area. I have driven extensively through Toronto for my job as a truck driver. If you can handle Toronto traffic, Chicago is not much different. We've gone through there a couple times and haven't had any problems, but we did it relatively early on a Sunday. Also, I would cross at Huron, you'll avoid NYS tolls and I believe it'd be shorter.
Along the 90 in South Dakota, there's the Corn Palace in Mitchell that's interesting. There's a Cabela's in the same town to overnight in for free. Before you hit Rushmore, there's Badlands National Park which is awesome. We stayed at Rafter J CG near Rushmore, loved it. People will say to visit Wall Drug between Badlands and Rushmore, we never have, seemed like a tourist trap.

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I'm another one saying go north through Michigan (or cross into Michigan at Sault St Marie) - it's a beautiful state, the Upper Peninsula rivals Alaska for remoteness; and the drive westward on US2 is easy.

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Thanks everyone, feeling better about choices. Good to know Greyhook that we will feel like we are at home on the 401 with rude drivers.

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Posted: 10/13/20 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious. How do you deal with Canada US border with COVID?

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Posted: 10/29/20 02:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Living in Chicago, we really don't have a lot of choices other than to try and hit I-80/90/94 at some point when the trucks are usually asleep. I've gotten used to it, and all of the "take a back road" alternatives really aren't much better in that you'll hit a bunch of stoplights along the way.

If you really have your mind set, swing south via Indianapolis and Peoria, and then back up to I-80 but that adds 170 miles of driving and at least two maybe three hours of driving.



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