Sunday, June 3, 2007

Arrived to Orleans, VT

We left Colorado at 6 am on May 29th and drove our Subaru Forester 2,049 miles to Orleans, VT. We arrived in Orleans at 8:30pm on Thursday May 31st. I wouldn't recommend a 3-day, 2,000+ mile drive to anybody but we wanted to be able to spend time in Orleans prior to leaving for Nairobi. We decided to take our driving break at Niagara Falls which was spectacular.

Our route was:
Niwot, CO to La Salle, IL - 921 miles - 14 hours
La Salle, IL to Niagara Falls, Ontario - 600 miles - 10 hours
Niagara Falls, Ontario to Orleans, VT - 528 miles - 10 hours

We spent about half of our trip in Canada driving just North of the great lakes. We drove through the heart of Toronto and Montreal where we found the worst traffic of the trip. Here are some interesting stats regarding the drive:

Total Gas Gallons: 83.0
Average Price/Gallon: $3.50
Average Miles/Gallon: 24.6 mpg
Most Expensive Gas (price/gallon): $3.99 (Quebec)
Most Expensive Gas (in US): $3.49 (Michigan)
Number of different state license plates seen: 33 of 50 states

Niagara Falls is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. We saw it from the Canadian side (much better than the US side). We took a short trip behind the falls (via tunnels) which gave an amazing look at the force of the water. The falls were amazing both day and night. Multi-colored lights highlight the falls at night for a spectacular view. Check out the photos.


3 comments:

Jeff Coburn said...

Dang it...I knew one day the boarder patrol would slip and let riff-raff into Vermont from Canada....

also jeff coburn said...

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G. Bonn said...

quote:
Total Gas Gallons: 83.0
Average Price/Gallon: $3.50
Average Miles/Gallon: 24.6 mpg
Most Expensive Gas (price/gallon): $3.99 (Quebec)
Most Expensive Gas (in US): $3.49 (Michigan)
Number of different state license plates seen: 33 of 50 states


Well now we expect to see stats with every update. Number of endangered species seen, snakes stepped on, that sort of thing :)

Have a great trip!