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Roadtrip Maryland to Alaska Sun, 05/1/11 11:38 AM (permalink)
My wife and I are planning a roadtrip from our home in Maryland to Alaska and back.  I aim to never eat in a national chain restaurant and to find as many local specialties as possible.  I am including a tentative itinerary below.  I would like advice for places to eat along the way that feature local specialties.  I have the Roadfood kms file for Google Earth and intend to make use of that, but it is sparse in several places.  Also, the emphasis is on good eating more so than good local specialties, so that's why I'm posting.  Any advice would be most welcome.
Sunday May 23, drive to Ohio or Indiana
Monday May 24 Chicago - visit friends
Wednesday May 25 to Saturday May 28 Minneapolis - visit son
Arrive in Rapid City, Hill City or Keystone SDak Saturday night May 28
Arrive Hardin MT or Billings or etc  June 1
Tour Helena area June 2
Stay at Deer Lodge or Missoula MT June 2
Stay at between Spokane and Colville WA June 3
Cross into BC morning of June 5, go to Boston Bar
June 5 - drive +ferry to Victoria
June 8  drive + ferry to Vancouver
June 12 - 15 drive to Prince Rupert
June 15 or 16 ferry to Ketchikan
June 18 ferry to Juneau
June 20 ferry to Haines
June 21 leave Haines
June 23 arrive in Anchorage
June 26  to Portage Valley
June 27 arrive in Seward
June 30 early AM  to Talkeetna
July 1 arrive in Denali
July 4  leave Denali
July 8 leave Fairbanks
   to Dawson City
   to Whitehorse
July 12 arrive Banff / Jaspar / Lake Louise late
July 18 leave Banff area
July 19 Regina, drive to near Sask - Manitoba border
July 20 - 23 - Winnepeg and Selkirk
July 24 arrive in Minneapolis
July 27 - 29 return to Maryland

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    Re:Roadtrip Maryland to Alaska Mon, 05/2/11 9:17 AM (permalink)
    jimharle, welcome to Roadfood! I've been to many of the places you list but not recently enough to be of any help. All I can say is....  WOW!!! I haven't done a true road trip like that in probably 10 years and love to do something like this again. I hope you get some good advice and then report back on your trip later. Best wishes!
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