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Old 01-05-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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I live in Kelowna BC, and I've never been past Alberta. Anywhere. So this summer I'm wanting to take my bo and head on a road trip east.I just need to figure out the cost..
What do you think gas would cost? And does anyone know of any good places to stay? Just looking for thoughts Thanks all!
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Hey,
Well I have no idea about gas, as I mooch off my parents' car/gas, all I know is it went up 15 cents here yesterday, so it's way too unpredictable! The drive through Alberta is gorgeous, although I guess you already know that. Then you hit the prairies where I'm from! They can get a little dull, but I guess if you haven't been past Alberta, long stretches of fields and canola and wheat and stuff could be interesting! It takes about 26ish (?) hours to get from Vancouver to Winnipeg which is middle of Prairie country. While Winnipeg might not be a destination, it's a nice stop. In summer, there's really great festivals, like an amazing Fringe Festival in July that has free concerts, and fun times downtown every night that it runs. Apparently there's some sort of festival every weekend, and there's also great beaches about 1 hour north. Between Winnipeg and Southern Ontario, the trans-Canada isn't great. It's beautiful, especially in the Whiteshell area that borders the provinces, but sort of dangerous. When I head east and am driving, I go through the States. You hit Minneapolis, and Chicago, at least how I go! That route, it's about 24 hours (not counting city traffic I guess) between Wpg and Toronto. Don't know if this helps at all, but good luck planning!
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I've road tripped all over the US and Canada, and all I can say is its well worth it. Gas is bloddy cheap, but thats just the way it is. We had SO much fun road trip'n this summer!

Oh, and good to see you back around
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gas is 103.4 a liter here in newfoundland.

you can check the price of gas all over n. america here

http://www.gasbuddy.com/
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So, Columbia...where da heck have you been...?

Good to see you back...

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Oh, and good places to stay...meet-up with some tpunks and crash at their place! Seriously, road trip'n around and doing some meet-ups along the way is the way to go
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Haha! I'm surprised you remember me! (wwm, I don't know! ha! Uhhhh school and my boyfriend's house, maybe??? no worries, I still think of you all) Awww makes me feel all warm and fuzzy
Thanks guys all that really helped. I'm really gonna consider detouring through Chicago :D
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