Akwesasne is on the border of New York state, Ontario, and Quebec.
Where I was living in the summer I drove to Akwesasne was smack dab in the middle of North Carolina: 45 minutes west of Raleigh, the state capital.
That's a 12-13 hour drive, one way.
Here's a map of how far I went for the story — including stops in Pittsburgh and Montreal —
Congrats to my lil baby 2012 Ford Fiesta for making the trip a success!