After the long cold winter in upstate New York, the ’07 Vette is out of storage and back on the road again. This weekend we are trekking to Saratoga Springs, NY to help celebrate the victory of our friend Scott Murphy who was recently elected to the United States House of Representatives. Many congratulations to Scott!
It probably won’t happen until next summer, but FYI, we have started to plan our next major road trip for the Corvette which will take a route through the northern states of the US and southern Providences of Canada. The destination is Anchorage, Alaska….or at least that is the current thinking. This trip would be about 4,300 miles of driving and then we would ferry the car via water back to Vancouver, British Columbia. From there we would drive down to Seattle, Washington and have the option of driving car back home….or trucking it I suppose.
A grand route might look something like this:
- West across to New York into Canada near Buffalo, NY
- Across Ontario Canada north of Lake Erie and into Michigan
- Up North through Michigan using the Mackinaw Bridge
- Along the Northern border of Wisconsin to Minnesota
- Across Minnesota to North Dakota (Jeff’s 49th state)
- Out the North West corner of ND to Saskatchewan
- Shoot across Saskatchewan from Regina to Calgary, Alberta
- North through Alberta via Edmonton to Northern British Columbia
- Across BC to the Yukon and then onto Alaska (Jeff’s 50th state)
- From Anchorage the Alaska Marine Highway can get you down to Vancouver
- Once in Vancouver (driving again) down to Seattle, Washington
- East out of Seattle across northern Idaho and into Montana
- South from Helena, MT back into Idaho and down into Utah
- Through Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois
- Bowling Green, KY (Corvette Plant and NCM)
- Ohio, PA, and back home to NY.
These are just the basic ideas at this point. The plan needs lots more work and time/locations trade-off analysis. Additionally, some research is needed to see what the risks are to car damage on the roads of the great white north.
In the mean time, you can check out the story of our Summer 2008 road trip.