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    Posted: 11 Sep. 2013 at 8:46pm
Just like the title says...I am moving. My girlfriend moved to Astoria Oregon a couple months ago and I am quite fond of her ( crazy in love with) She is perfect for me. She is a hard worker, doesn't mind getting dirty, puts up with me, takes care of me, Is absolutely gorgeous in my eyes, goes on my Jeep adventures, we always have super amounts of fun and she loves me.

 Okay now that is out there I am going to drive my CJ2A there. 2,600miles roughly, about 47 hours. Confused  Did I mention I am not done with it. Oh and I plan on leaving mid October if not sooner. LOL

http://goo.gl/maps/pmD4B


I am looking forward to it.   Not really looking for advise or anything ( Donations will gladly be accepted! LOL)

 I just want to get the route out there and hopefully meet some members and if I run into any trouble... well...
 





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That my friend is a loooong trip   I hope you have no breakdowns and it runs like a new swiss watch
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I will be taking all back roads of course so I think it will be longer then 47 hours...
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What back roads are you taking thru Illinois? Route 30 ?
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If you are not takeing interstate 80 then take a look at hy.20 at rockford Ill thru dubuque  then waterloo on west  to casper wyo.  you will be traveling 20 miles north of me in Ne.
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Glad to see you following your dreams Dennis..... Wishing safe travels......  lots of pics plz :) low
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Originally posted by birddog7 birddog7 wrote:

What back roads are you taking thru Illinois? Route 30 ?


 This is the directions through Illinois.

 

15. Turn left to stay on U.S. 30 W/Lincoln Hwy


29.3 mi

16. Turn left onto U.S. 30 E/N Center St


0.2 mi

17. Slight right onto W Jefferson St


8.0 mi

18. Continue onto US-52 W


30.7 mi

19. Turn left onto IL-23 S/US-52 W/E 18th Rd
Continue to follow US-52 W



17.1 mi

20. Turn right onto IL-251 N/US-52 W/S 13th Ave/E 2nd Rd
Continue to follow IL-251 N/US-52 W/S 13th Ave



6.4 mi

21. Turn left onto US-52 W


17.9 mi

22. Turn left onto U.S. 30 W


23.5 mi

23. Turn right onto U.S. 30 W/Lincoln Rd
Entering Iowa



23.5 mi

24. Turn left onto S 4th St


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Originally posted by p3ferris p3ferris wrote:

If you are not takeing interstate 80 then take a look at hy.20 at rockford Ill thru dubuque  then waterloo on west  to casper wyo.  you will be traveling 20 miles north of me in Ne.



40. Turn right onto US-77 S/W 9th St
Continue to follow US-77 S



1.6 mi

41. Turn right onto W 29th St/Old Hwy 20
Continue to follow Old Hwy 20



2.4 mi

42. Turn right onto Hwy 20 W/US-20 W


391 mi

43. Slight right onto Hwy 20 W/US-20 W/Bridges to Buttes Byway
Continue to follow Hwy 20 W/US-20 W
Entering Wyoming



57.1 mi

44. Turn left onto S Cedar St/N Main St

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Originally posted by lowenuf lowenuf wrote:

Glad to see you following your dreams Dennis..... Wishing safe travels......  lots of pics plz :) low

 Thanks Mike.
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Dennis,

I am very close to Hwy. 20 in Cedar Falls, IA. When you are passing through, let me know if you need assistance.

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I must say you are moving to a beautifull part of the country, I was in Astoria last july, very nice people. Also lots of flatfenders on Craigslist there and lots of Jeeping to be had. Your Jeep will make the trip fine, prep work is the key to keeping Mr. murphy at bay. Good luck on your future, the wonderfull girl at the end of your trail will be your inspiration. How bout taking the Oregon Trail

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Thanks Joe and Lee.
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God Bless and got tire chains?
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That's one heck of a journey. I guarantee it will take a lot longer that 47 hours though.
I'd recommend some light duty earplugs, that wind noise will wear on ya.
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The advantage of 20 is there are a lot of town thru there and assistance if needed  is not really far away unlike a interstate.   Also my help is available of what I can do for you as you pass through .  I am south on 81 and 20 a little  [20 miles]  I will pm my #
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What a beautiful place you are moving to! I love Astoria, and that part of the PNW. Good luck to you, and be safe!

 
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If it is the same 20 I remember, (30 as well) there are sections that will beat you to death. Typically unmaintained concrete road with  an expansion joint every 20 feet. I don't know  away around them either. We were going thru Dubuque and over 20 a few miles on our last trips out of Wisconsin, and there are places full of people who want to go around slower vehicles come hell or high water, so be careful.
 
It might be worth using a SMV sign or some flags up high to warn the texting and cell phone addicts out there that something is up and they need to wake up. (I realize you will be gong a bit too fast to legally use the slow moving vehicle sign.) Not a whole lot of wide shoulders in Iowa, but there is usually a hard gravel strip and some grass to pull off onto.
 
Enjoy it, it will be a once in a lifetime trip! 
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Teton Pass-that will be interesting with 60 hp-may be in first gear on some of it.  Very nice scenery though.
 
And Astoria is really nice but hope you like rain.  One of the adventures of a life time for sure.  Good luck!
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