Sam, I wasn't talking about moving your starting point from Savannah to Minneapolis, but rather changing the route taken....
the original route went through Iowa and South Dakota, but by grabbing the blue line with my mouse and pulling it to the Minneapolis area, it changed the whole route and so recalculated the distances.
Try creating a route with the directions given before. Once you have that, move your mouse to the blue line that shows on the map as your route. As soon as you are on the blue line, hold down the left mouse button and it will grab the line. Without letting up on the button, move the mouse somewhere else. Now let go of the button, and, Viola! your route has now changed.
Thanks for the suggestion, but there seems to be a slightly optimistic calculation on the time required to travel from Savanah, GA to Anchorage, AK. First, the travel time of 3 days 5 hours would require you to travel 77 continuous hours. Second, it assumes a speed of 60 MPH over that 77 hours. While the distance of 4615 miles fron Savanah to Anchorage may be correct, the distance from Minneapolis to Anchorage can't possibly be. The difference 4596 miles and 4615 miles is 19 miles, and I know the distance between Savanah and Minneapolis is farther than that. It would probably be out of the way go from Savanah to Anchorage via Minneapolis but not that much.
Thanks, Sam 4106