I was so close!! Our Technical Director had to drive for 5 days from Illinois to Montana while everyone else enjoyed the days off in Chicago. The company decided that it was only safe for him to have another driver with him (he was getting pretty punch-drunk after so many weeks of driving by himself). He was the only other Canuck on tour, so I stepped up. ;-) Jake and I were both very disappointed!
En route to Montana I did get to visit the future birthplace of James T Kirk, the actual birthplace of John Wayne, the childhood home of Ronald Regan, the Mt Rushmore/Crazy Horse Monuments, and the Badlands of South Dakota, so I feel it was a pretty fair trade. :-D