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Old 06-27-2017, 10:04 PM
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Well, getting close to punching my ticket in 3-4 years and retiring from my dead-end jobs. I'm going to take the wife and our conversion van around the country to all of the NHL arenas, hopefully within one season.

Any suggestions on what part of North America to start? Any logistical suggestions?

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I would hit the up north, winter rinks, either early and/or late in the season to avoid as much snow as possible .

Also start making the plans now as I know when I hit the 5 year left mark, I could not believe how quick the retirement day came upon me.
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Had a co-worker who had a retirement clock on his office computer.

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Well, getting close to punching my ticket in 3-4 years and retiring from my dead-end jobs. I'm going to take the wife and our conversion van around the country to all of the NHL arenas, hopefully within one season.

Any suggestions on what part of North America to start? Any logistical suggestions?

Thanks.
Do Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Minnesota first. Map it out like you're going around a clock. Counterclockwise is probably easier to reduce the travel after you're done.
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I'd start in the north east since that's the largest concentration of rinks, go up to Canada and then road trip from Montreal to Vancouver before the snow makes that impossible, then swing down through California and make your way back through the fly over states.
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I'd start in the north east since that's the largest concentration of rinks, go up to Canada and then road trip from Montreal to Vancouver before the snow makes that impossible, then swing down through California and make your way back through the fly over states.
Driving west from Ontario across CA mid-November or later will be tough. I'd start in Vancouver as early as possible and head east.
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I wouldn't consider a road trip through Canada at all. A whole lot of nothing between those big cities. Fly or take a train. But I agree with wanting to tackle the north in a warm season. Though Vancouver is never particularly bad.

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I wouldn't consider a road trip through Canada at all. A whole lot of nothing between those big cities. Fly or take a train. But I agree with wanting to tackle the north in a warm season. Though Vancouver is never particularly bad.
The train across Canada is supposed to be one of the greatest train ride in the world Def recommend that.
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The train across Canada is supposed to be one of the greatest train ride in the world Def recommend that.
It is well worth the trip......and the Canadian trains are far superior to ours.
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