My modified Northern Tier route for credit card tour:
(Listing towns with hotels.)
Start at Portland, ME (Two Lights State Park), join ACA route at Fryeburg, ME via Scarborough.
On route to Niagara Falls, ON.
ACA Lake Erie Connector (Port Colborne, Simcoe, Port Stanley, Wallaceburg) to Marine City, MI.
Off route at Imlay City to Ludington via Birch Run, Alma, Big Rapids.
Ferry to Manitowoc, WI and join ACA North Lakes Section 2.
Off route near Riverdale to hit motels in Brillion, rejoin route at Wrightstown.
Off route to New London, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Augusta, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Baldwin, New Richmond, Center City (MN), join ACA NT at Cambridge.
Off route at Long Prairie to Alexandria, Fergus Falls, rejoin ACA NT at Fargo.
Off route at Argusville (north of Fargo), then Hillsboro, Mayville, rejoin at Cooperstown.
On route to Minot, ND then old ACA route through Old Town (Four Bears Lodge, I want to hit the Affiliated Tribes Museum) to Williston.
On route to Browning, MT (War Bonnet Motel).
Off route to Babb (Montana's Duck Lake Lodge) via Duck Lake Rd to avoid RVs on US 89.
Rejoin ACA NT at Babb and follow it (via Going to the Sun Highway) to Anacortes, WA.
Total miles: 3,585.
btw: I'm riding a "funny" bike too - a recumbent.