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Driving to GTG At the GTG After GTG


We had a great Get-To-Gether ( GTG )  at Rowdies farm in near Wyandotte, on May 21 and 22, 2011.

 Link to the original BenzWorld 107 thread

Since the initial above mentioned GTG at Rowdies, the tour has expanded to epic proportions to about 11,300km or 7,000 miles.
We followed old where possible. This is the route:

          

You can download the whole route here in PDF format:  Kilometers  Miles ( have patience, its a large file, 8MB )

The numbered way points were for route navigation only, except Waypoints mentioned in tables below. The statistics are:

Total tour duration was 20 days. Driving distance per day is calculated from 08:00 to 18:00 with 15 minute rest stops every two hours and occasional sightseeing stops.

Distance: 7,700 miles / 12,400 km

The calculated costs below are average approximations, your expenses may vary depending on vehicle mileage, ritzy accommodations, how many steaks you eat, and entertainment.

Fuel cost:
Accommodation cost:
Food cost:
Incidentals:
$ 1,400.00
$ 1,000.00
$     700.00
$     300.00

Fuel consumption for Mrelbe R129 ( 300SL-24) = 10.07 Liters/100km  = 23.35 miles/US gallon

Highlights and dates along the route were:
( POIs in blue are overnight stops )

Waypoint Point of Interest Arrival Departure Comments Cars
1 Barrie ON and Stouffville ON   May 16 Nobby starts engine, TopNob advises 1
2 Hwy 400 and Hwy 9 May 16 May 16 Mrelbe joins convoy 2
3 Peace Bridge May 16 May 16 Border crossing 2
4 Garden View Restaurant
1744 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY
May 16 May 16 Breakfast stop
Macbook joins us
2
6 Flying J, I 80 Exit 234 May 16 May 16 pick up Isthisdave, 2
8 Norwalk, OH May 16 May 17 Gerkebi joins the convoy
Rockcrusher joins for a portion
Bandit96 joins till South Bend
5
9 Bob Evans Restaurant
1776 McDonough St., Joliet IL
May 17 May 17 Lunch stop
Paul Hicks joins us
3
10-11 Portions of old Route 66 in IL May 17 May 17 marvel at run down Motels and such 3
12 St. Louis, MO May 17 May 18 Mississippi River Boat Cruise, the Arch,
Union Station
5
13 Fenton, MO May 18 May 19 Super 8, sleeping place 3
14 Stanton, MO May 19 May 19 Meramec Caverns 3
15 Neosho, MO May 19 May 19 Super 8, sleeping place 3
16 Rowdies farm GTG May 19   hope to meet Okla Homa? 3

Tour after the Rowdie GTG

Waypoint Point of Interest Arrival Departure Comments
16 Rowdies farm GTG   May 23  
17 Santa Rosa, NM May 23 May 24 Super 8
18 Flagstaff, AZ May 24 May 25 Super 8
19 Grand Canyon May 25 May 25 look down
  Hoover Dam May 25 May 25 look down again
22 Las Vegas May 25 May 27 Hooters; win big to pay for the gas
23 MB Classic Center, Irvine CA May 27 May 27 oohs and ahhs
25 North of LA May 27 May 28 Stay at ScottinSoCal
26-32 CA Coastal Highway 1, May 28 May 30 see the Pacific Ocean
33 San Francisco May 28 May 29 Super 8 near Fisherman's Wharf
34 Eureka, CA May 29 May 29 drop off isthisdave
35 Redding, CA May 29 May 30 La Quinta
36 Wells, NV May 30 May 31 Super 8
38 Yellowstone Park May 31 May 31 meet Yogi bear
39 Cody, WY May 31 June 1 Sunrise Motor Inn
42 Black Hills / Mt. Rushmore June 1 June 1 see stone faces
44 Badlands National Park June 1 June 1  
45 Kadoka, SD June 1 June 2 Rodeway Inn
46 Green Bay, WI June 2 June 3 Motel 6
49 Oscoda, MI June 3 June 4 Stay at Rockcrushers
51 Plunkett Estate June 4   Fleetwood car show?
52 Stouffville, ON; Barrie, ON June 4   rest up for next GTG
         

 


2015/01/18