@MAGNUM77 -- just join the Midwest Caravan to Carlisle, it'll me more fun to have other members around if you have issues. Here is what I have been thinking about for routes: Alternative 1: Rockford -> Chicago -> South Bend -> Toledo -> Streetboro (stopover/hotel) -> Carlisle. Folks from MI and other "northern" places can join at various points along the way Alternative 2: Rockford -> Champaign -> Indianapolis -> Columbus -> Streetboro (stopover/hotel) -> Carlisle. Folks from MO, KY, and IN and other "southern" parts can join along the way. In both cases, suggest overnighting in Streetboro -- easy to get off I-80, and there is a range of well-rated options for lodging at different price points (AFAIK, Walmart is not one of them ): I have driven through but never stopped in Streetboro, so if there is a better suggestion I am all ears. Regardless, on Thursday, the idea would be to take I-80 before coming down on PA-15 to Mechanicsburg (where many of us will be staying) and getting to Carlisle.