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Old 06-16-2009, 04:33 AM   #85
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A route is in the final stages of being laid out. I will post it here by the weekend. Just like on one of Wally's caravans we will have daily drivers meetings to make sure everyone knows where they are going. For those local. is 90 in Ohio okay? My Ohio turnpike experience is that the tolls are not too bad.
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For those local. is 90 in Ohio okay? My Ohio turnpike experience is that the tolls are not too bad.
As far as I know I-80/90 is OK in Ohio. We have towed on it and I don't remember the tolls being excessive. ODOT web site doesn't show any construction. Buckeye Traffic

I am not sure where you would be on I-90 in Ohio.

I would guess you would come from Pittsburgh, I-70 to Columbus, I-270 around Columbus to US-33 to Ohio 274 to Jackson Center.

From Jackson Center, Ohio 274 west to I-75, zig north on I-75 two exits to US-33, US-33 west to US-127 north, US-127 north to US-30, US-30 to Fort Wayne, IN. Take the US-30/I-469/I-69 bypass around the north end of Fort Wayne to US-30 W, then US-33 northwest direct to Elkhart.

US-30 is 4-lane most of the way. There's not too much traffic on US-33 in northern Indiana and it runs through the Amish farm country. (Do keep a sharp eye out for horse-drawn buggies.)

That's how I think I'd go, anyway.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:53 AM   #87
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Just a little update.... We are going to visit Vintage Campers on the way from Jackson Center to the RV Hall of Fame.

The routes will be posted tonight....
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And yet another update...

Many have been asking and PMing for the routes. I am sorry it has taken so long, but there are a lot of logistics not foreseen in laying out a route. The Caravan Leader, Advanced Scout, and I have nailed it down.
As many know we are meeting at a Cracker Barrel at 200 Davis Blvd in Pittsburgh to begin the caravan. Folks will be arriving the evening of the 23rd or early in the morning. Be forewarned we are hitting the road at 8 am prompt. Here is the first days drive to Jackson Center:
http://http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&hl=en&geocode=%3BFbZcaAIdA2EV-ynVgEVvUss5iDHR7kQZH6AaEw%3B&saddr=200+Davis+Blvd, +Pittsburgh,+PA+15275&daddr=40.3939107,-82.4849898+to:Jackson+Center,+OH&sll=37.579413,-95.712891&sspn=37.371577,72.246094&ie=UTF8&z=8&via =1
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Day number two of the caravan will also be leaving at 8 am sharp from Jackson Center. We are stopping at Vintage Campers in Peru Indian for a one hour visit. You do not have to go if you do not want, but most of us will. We then venture on the the RV Hall of Fame for a tour and to spend the night. We will be forming a wagon wheel in the parking lot so the museum can use us for a photo opportunity. The route is as follows:
from:Jackson Center, OH to:2574 S Strawtown Pike, Peru, IN 46970 to:RV Hall of Fame Elkhart IN - Google Maps
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The last day will be a long one. We have chosen to avoid Chicago and tolls as possible. The route is promised to be"scenic". Once again, the wagon roll at 8 am sharp. Here is the route we are taking:
from:The RV Hall of Fame to:McKinley Ave/US-20 to:IN-2/State Rd 2 to:IN-2/E State Rd 2 to:IN-2 to:N IN-2/E State Rd 2 to:Lincoln Hwy/W US-30 to:W 81st Ave/US-30 to:E 14th St/US-30 to:211th St/US-30 to:E Haven Ave/US-30 to:W Maple St/US-30 to:I-355 N

A complete packet of maps will be given to each rig. A drivers meeting will take place during happy hour each evening. The routes may need to change if the Advanced Scout and Wagon Boss find major issues along the way.
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And yet another update...

Many have been asking and PMing for the routes. I am sorry it has taken so long, but there are a lot of logistics not foreseen in laying out a route. The Caravan Leader, Advanced Scout, and I have nailed it down.
As many know we are meeting at a Cracker Barrel at 200 Davis Blvd in Pittsburgh to begin the caravan. Folks will be arriving the evening of the 23rd or early in the morning. Be forewarned we are hitting the road at 8 am prompt. Here is the first days drive to Jackson Center:
http://http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&hl=en&geocode=%3BFbZcaAIdA2EV-ynVgEVvUss5iDHR7kQZH6AaEw%3B&saddr=200+Davis+Blvd, +Pittsburgh,+PA+15275&daddr=40.3939107,-82.4849898+to:Jackson+Center,+OH&sll=37.579413,-95.712891&sspn=37.371577,72.246094&ie=UTF8&z=8&via =1

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Great follow up !!
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4:30 am and I am so excited to leave that I cannot sleep.

Got everyone's maps ready to go, trailer is loaded and the fridge is burning strong. Now to just kill a few hours and we are good to go...
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We are all parked by a lake on top of a mountain in Northern PA - poised to take off for the rendeszvous in Pittsburg - but apparently I'm the only one who can't sleep.....
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you are an early riser just like me. It is very natural to be excited when posed on the cusp of an event like this....
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That's it! That explains my lack of sleep lately. I'm experiencing subconscious pangs of excitement because I know y'all will be rolling out soon today.

Wish I could be there. Take lots of pics! And more importantly than anything else, have LOTS of fun.
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the units motto is "just camping and having fun" I promise to do as you ask. I will hopefully be able to keep you posted with daily blog updates.
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the units motto is "just camping and having fun" I promise to do as you ask. I will hopefully be able to keep you posted with daily blog updates.
Frank,

Up early and chomping at the bit. Pittsburgh is on the agenda today. See ya all soon.

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