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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2021, 10:30:53 AM »
In my experience, going across Canada takes longer time wise. You spend too much time in line at the borders!!

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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2021, 10:52:55 AM »
Yeah!!  I'm in!

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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2021, 01:22:15 PM »
A little early to tell, but I did run the directions. Its about a 12 hour drive for me. The most direct route has me cutting across Ontario and I am wondering what the borders are like just now. I don't have (and because of COVID) can't get one of those fancy licenses that would let me through and my passport is long out of date. I am assuming a border crossing is out for me, but maybe someone here knows better? Anyway, I am thinking hard on it.
Since 911 it is not worth it to try and cut through Canada.  The time you would have saved is taken up in the long lines at border.
And I can't imagine what it will be like now with Covid.

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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2021, 01:49:32 PM »
The Canada-US border is closed to all non-essential ground travel, and has been for eight or so months.
However, by August, that might be changed. Hopefully.
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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2021, 04:53:31 PM »
Clearly this is considered essential travel.   ;D
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2021, 07:38:22 PM »
My oldest is thinking about Hillsdale College.  Sheís still got another year of high school though.  Occasionally I get business trips to Detroit/Troy.  If either of those factors have me in the area when you do this in some future year Iíll come out.  Otherwise itís about 2400 miles (each way) to drive.  Iím sure the pig is tasty and the company excellent, but thatís a long way to go.

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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2021, 08:05:16 PM »
we are all in
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2021, 08:48:11 PM »
 My wife and I are in 
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2021, 06:36:03 AM »
Vaccinated and ready to come! 8) 
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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2021, 11:02:26 AM »
so happy to see this thread. I am so sick of this paranoid freakout lock down the world cr*..

Just for you guys thinking about going through the border crossings. DON'T!!!! last time I tried for the last pigroast it added about 4.5 hours to the trip sitting in the stupid lines to get through. I made better time taking the low road and missing my turn and going even lower than I did going through canada. 

That was also posted in the "I did something dumb today" thread. Thats how bad it was :)

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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2021, 08:35:35 PM »
Count Jill and me in 8)

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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2021, 08:21:24 AM »
Cathy and I would like to come, if the border opens up. 
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Re: 2021 Annual Forestry Forum Pigroast
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2021, 08:35:10 AM »
My oldest is thinking about Hillsdale College.  Sheís still got another year of high school though.  Occasionally I get business trips to Detroit/Troy.  If either of those factors have me in the area when you do this in some future year Iíll come out.  Otherwise itís about 2400 miles (each way) to drive.  Iím sure the pig is tasty and the company excellent, but thatís a long way to go.
Hillsdale College would be an outstanding choice of school.  
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2021, 02:08:56 PM »
My oldest is thinking about Hillsdale College.  Sheís still got another year of high school though.  Occasionally I get business trips to Detroit/Troy.  If either of those factors have me in the area when you do this in some future year Iíll come out.  Otherwise itís about 2400 miles (each way) to drive.  Iím sure the pig is tasty and the company excellent, but thatís a long way to go.
Hillsdale College would be an outstanding choice of school.  
They have held the presidential debates there

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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2021, 02:20:37 PM »
My oldest is thinking about Hillsdale College.  Sheís still got another year of high school though.  Occasionally I get business trips to Detroit/Troy.  If either of those factors have me in the area when you do this in some future year Iíll come out.  Otherwise itís about 2400 miles (each way) to drive.  Iím sure the pig is tasty and the company excellent, but thatís a long way to go.
Hillsdale College would be an outstanding choice of school.  
They have held the presidential debates there
I canít remember but it might have been a CNN watch party

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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2021, 09:54:32 AM »
Just very early planning her: Can anybody recommend a place close to Jeff that might have small cabins or such like? Second choice is an older motel type where everybody has their own front door. The wife and I travel with our own coffee pot, get up, make coffee early and sit and read or relax for an hour or so. Old and set in our ways. I Want to make her as comfy as possible. Also, we both still smoke, so going outside3 and away from folks to do that is important.
 Re-looked at the routes and she wanted to see Niagara falls one more time. Her family hails from Buffalo and she wanted one more drive by. Taking that route around the bottom of the lake shore adds like 3 minutes to the driving time predicted. We are due east of the lakes, so taking 90 west verses 80 west is of little difference that I can see.
 All advice cheerfully accepted. It's been decades since I have driven an interstate visit or anything over 9 hours. Gotta get my head in this game in case I can close the deal. ;D
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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2021, 12:43:21 PM »
Are newbies welcome?  I'm new to the forum and just picked up my first mill last week.  Luckily I'm only a couple hours drive away too!

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2021, 01:03:30 PM »
Absolutely!
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2021, 01:27:29 PM »
 @Jeff how about the fishing around there.  I'd really like to do some wading for trout in small streams.  Anything like that around there.  I use spinning gear and not fly.
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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2021, 01:39:06 PM »
What about that Spike Horn Creek I see not too far away? At least MI has a very nice $10/day non-resident license. I may even throw my rod in the truck assuming I can pull this together.
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