Cruise Meet-in-the-Middle back to Calgary via USA Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Just added by the Meet in the Middle Event Organizer
see the Corvette Zone Event
Meet in the Middle 2018

an unofficial CCF Event opportunity to join a
return to Calgary from Meet-in-the-Middle
July 15th-17th 2018

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cruising through North Dakota & Montana
to Glacier National Park's
GOING-TO-THE-SUN-ROAD


DAY 1
Sunday, July 15th 2018
USA Border Crossing & a cell phone travel add-on required (for car-to-car communication)
Winnipeg - Grand Forks - Williston North Dakota
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a drive-by of Grand Forks AFB - Air Mobility Command
(might stop for an aircraft static display photo op)

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Website (click): BEST WESTERN PLUS @ Williston North Dakota
4201 4th Avenue West, Williston, North Dakota 58801 USA
King Bed - AMA rate - US$85.49 + fees
Direct: 701-572-8800
Tool Free Call Centre: 1-800-780-7234

Intention is to have Dinner @ Famous Dave's BBQ
Famous Dave's BBQ- Menu
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Day 2 note: an alternate route is planned that would by-pass Grand Forks
in the event of unanticipated road construction or closures



DAY 2
Monday, July 16th 2018
Williston North Dakota - Shelby Montana
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Website (click): BEST WESTERN Shelby Inn & Suites | Glacier Park Hotels
about 1 hour East of Glacier Park Entrance
a relaxed social evening stay & Breakfast included in the Morning
1948 W. Roosevelt Hwy, Shelby,
Montana 59474 USA
King Bed Suite - AMA rate - US$154 + fees
Direct: 406-424-4560
Day 2 note: alternate route is shown in the event of unanticipated road construction or closure


DAY 3
Tuesday, July 17th 2018
Morning Journey - the Sun will not be in our eyes
photo-op stopping is on the agenda

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Warning: this activity may require a stop in Whitefish
for tourists to see how quickly we can detail a Corvette
Park Entrance fees may be required

from Shelby through Going-to-the-Sun Road to Whitefish, Montana
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Lunch in Whitefish MT
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Afternoon Canada Border Crossing
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Frank Slide and the Crowsnest Pass
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Cowboy Trail (Hwy 22) to Calgary AB
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Dinner Stop at Boston Pizza in High River
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with wrap-up evening cruise into Calgary

- July 20th-22nd 2018 -
- a Sequel follows in only 3 days from Edmonton to the Cold Lake Air Show & 65th Corvette Anniversary Event -
 
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here's the thread @turbozig now relocated from the test area
 

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Nice job Spence. I think I convinced Cindy to come on the trip with your presentation of the trip back home. I will be booking the hotels tonight. Thanks bud!
 

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This route back looks like a great return trip, I'll check into detouring from invermere back to Nakusp. Unless i can convince girlfriend to extend trip to the cold lake airshow :canada:
 
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This journey back of ours will be very casual as the Third Day - Going-to-the-Sun Road and Mountains may scream photo-ops with and without (dare I say) the Corvette. Most welcome is anyone for jumping on board and exiting if/as needed. The hotels are shown as all you have to do is phone them up. There is no block of rooms being held on this journey and this means cancellation will be an option for you to inquire about - so book if you want to assure of a room - cancel later if things are not working out as time gets nearer.

Interesting is this Corvette of ours that makes it seem easy for people to meet someone new and in the first meeting, have the potential of spending a good part of two weeks together (MITM thru Cold Lake). Corvette Ownership and this CCF aside, it is definitely something I never expected would develop when first learning of an idea for a Meet-in-the-Middle. What an awesome event this continues to build into.
 
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IMPORTANT UPDATE APRIL 30TH
Montana Accommodation will be in Shelby - better priced and a Best Western Hotel
with better evening choices for Dinner.
Day 3 will now go through the Crowsnest Pass and Franks Slide\
then up Alberta's Cowboy Trail in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Thread is updated above ....
 

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I think Sandy and I will be doing this route to Calgary with you.
 

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Booked both hotels this morning. Cindy and I are looking very forward to this trip. We will see you then. 👍
 
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@Z16Jim @turbozig @Jeffer2013 @JamesP ... cc @ddgermann

We did a day trip to Kalispell and back to Calgary this past Saturday (June 1st) ...
just because my Wife wanted to go for a Drive to any where ...
as we have two pilots, why not 11 driving hours (I was navigator for most of it though :Shifty:)

So here's some teaser pictures for those joining us back to YYC from MITM ...
We have some pull over photo ops planned for July ...
Our experience with border crossing Agents in both directions was awesome.
Turned off the Corvette at the kiosk ... just so that is was quieter and made for easier talking.
Then got to fire back up ... making for a smile as we departed :joyful:

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Frank Slide (this rock slide is huge ... contrary to how this photo makes it look)

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There's a short tunnel just South of Fernie BC (just above and to the right of that blue/silver Chevy)

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Crowsnest Mountain (Crowsnest Pass)

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On the Cowboy Trail (Alberta Hwy 22)

We don't have much of any photos from the USA side
as Going-to-the-Sun Road was not an option this early in the year.
Driving through Whitefish was an absolute pleasure ... a real nice town
and we can't wait to do it again in just over a month ... :thumbs:

this might have the making of an over-night Alberta CCF Corvette Cruise in 2 or 3 years
 
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Great pictures Spence. One of my favorite runs is down through that area. Have done it several times. Did you pop in and visit Jenny?
 
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Great pictures Spence. One of my favorite runs is down through that area. Have done it several times. Did you pop in and visit Jenny?
We did enjoy about an hour @Starbucks visit ... We do return with her Hellos to y'all :thumbs:
 

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Pictures look Great Spence, can't wait to hit the road for MITM, and Cold Lake.
 

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Great pictures Spence. One of my favorite runs is down through that area. Have done it several times. Did you pop in and visit Jenny?
When we lived in the south of Oilberta we loved going to the Flathead Valley as much as possible and we raced at Montana Raceway Park for a few years once or twice a year. Good drive and there is lots of things to do and the area is gorgeous.
 

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Thanks for posting pictures Spence. About time Freda got some wheel time and miles on that Stingray. :ohoh:
 

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O.K. last 2 best western rooms booked for the return trip. Now the hard part ............waiting.:canada:
 
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Spence. Where are you stopping for lunch in Medicine Hat? I would like to hook up for the trip to MJ and Winnipeg
 
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Spence. Where are you stopping for lunch in Medicine Hat? I would like to hook up for the trip to MJ and Winnipeg
Check out our intended itinerary here ... Meet in the Middle 2018
Thinking either Cheesecake Cafe or Redwood @ MedHatLodge
as the Parking and it not being too far off the Hwy 1 path matters ...
and menus appear appetizing of course.
If you are in the Hat and can recommend better/another, please PM me.
You are most welcome to join from this stop for sure :thumbs:

You are also welcome to join on this USA trip back whether part or full
as you can jump ship at either Williston or Shelby or do the Going-to-the-Sun
and jump ship where we have our Cowboy Trail turn-off just after Frank's Slide.
(you go straight to Ft. McLeod toward MedHat) Cheers :Cheers2:
 
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Check out our intended itinerary here ... Meet in the Middle 2018
Thinking either Cheesecake Cafe or Redwood @ MedHatLodge
as the Parking and it not being too far off the Hwy 1 path matters ...
and menus appear appetizing of course.
If you are in the Hat and can recommend better/another, please PM me.
You are most welcome to join from this stop for sure :thumbs:

You are also welcome to join on this USA trip back whether part or full
as you can jump ship at either Williston or Shelby or do the Going-to-the-Sun
and jump ship where we have our Cowboy Trail turn-off just after Frank's Slide.
(you go straight to Ft. McLeod toward MedHat) Cheers :Cheers2:
Would love to join you but we are going to do a bit of fishing around there before heading back. Return trip sounds exciting. They have recently opened a Boston Pizza in that area easy to get too. If you want me to make some contacts here let me know currently in Ontario will return to 5he Hat end of the month