I'm going to be heading to Alaska on the 4th or 5th of April from Chicago. I plan on stopping in Minneapolis for a few days to visit some friends, and will probably be leaving MPLS/SaintPaul around the 8th or 9th. I need to be in Ketchikan by the 14th. I'm only going as far as the port in Prince Rupert, but you can catch a ferry to just about any of the major places in Alaska from there. My car get 30mpg, and we'll split gas cost 50/50.