Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> Let us know what you decide, and I'm sure I speak for the 3 of us when I 
> say we'll
> do what we can to accommodate you. I'm probably the closest to the 
> highway you'll
> be on (the Yellowhead) but Mark's not too far off, and Cardston's about 
> a 45
> minute side trip each way (from the main highway south from Lethbridge 
> to
> Montana).

The trip from Provo to Cardston takes 12 hours if you only stop for gas 
and perhaps one or two very fast pottie breaks at road side rest areas.  
If you tempt fate and have a very fast car you can do it in 11 hours.  
If you are a young person in love and out of touch with reality you 
might even shave a half hour off that.  If you are the type that stops 
to eat it will take you 13 or 14 hours.  If you stop to smell the 
roses.... well plan for two days.

There are a wide variety of routes with varying advantages and 
disadvantages.  Basically, the best thing to do is take the I-15 from 
Provo to at least Wolf Creek Mt. Just north of Wolf Creek you can cut 
off for the shortest route to Canada (not necessarily the quickest). If 
you are interested in the quickest you carry on through Great Falls to 
the border.  There are a couple of places to cut off when Cardston is 
your goal to save a few minutes, but the Coutts/Sweetgrass border 
crossing on I-15 is the only 24 hour port of entry in the vicinity and 
going there reduces the complication of possibly sleeping in a car in 
the Montana wilderness waiting for the border to open in the distant 

After crossing the border at Coutts/Sweetgrass you get to Cardston 
either by taking highway #501 west after going north from the border 
about 12 miles.  Or you can go about 20 miles north and cut off west to 
Raymond, then south to Cardston.  But that's longer and the road isn't 
any better imho.

If you stretched your day out on Wednesday to reach Cardston you would 
find beds and breakfast at the Matkin home.  The next day it would be a 
6 hour drive to Edmonton.  I'm no expert on how long it takes to get 
from Edmonton to Prince Rupert. But it would probably take a monster day 
(we used to drive from here to Vancouver in a single day, when we didn't 
know any better and I suppose it would be a comparable journey).  If it 
stretched out for two days you would get to Prince Rupert by Sat. night. 
 Which builds a little slack into your itinerary in case you have a flat 
tire, get hit by food poisoning from eating tainted deep fried chicken 
gizzards at the Flying J in Rocker, Montana (just west of beautiful 
downtown Butte) get lost, encounter normal winter driving conditions, or 
stop to smell the roses.

> "John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> > It looks like I'm going to make a whirlwind visit to SLC-Provo this 
> > coming
> > weekend.  My son-in-law, Jeff, has taken a job with the University of
> > Alaska in Juneau and has to report for work on the 19th.  He is going to
> > fly up and leave my daughter with the job of driving the family 
> > automobile
> > to Prince Rupert and putting it on the ferry.  I thought I would fly 
> > down
> > there and help her drive back.
> >
> > So...  I'm going to be in Provo from about 4:00 PM Saturday, until I hit
> > the road for Canada on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20th.  I've got to be to 
> > the
> > ferry in Prince Rupert by Sunday the 24th at 4:30 PM.
> >
> > By my calculations it is going to be a 1287 miles trip from Provo to 
> > Prince
> > Rupert by shortest route.  But the route passes pretty close to Cardston
> > and Edmonton.  I wonder if I should breeze through and say hi to Tom and
> > the two Emontonions on my way.  It would only add about 300 miles to my
> > trip, and I'm going to get to Prince Rupert about a day early anyway.  
> > It
> > sure would be fun to meet Tom, Marc and Mark face to face.
> >
> > Anyone in the Provo-SLC area that would like to go to McDonald's with me 
> > or
> > something?
> >
> > Your friend and brother,
> > John W. Redelfs, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >
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> Marc A. Schindler
> Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
> “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he 
> will pick
> himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill
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