Day 17: Up From San Antone

 


Texas Day 5: Into Mountain Time

Today is my brother John’s 55th birthday. Or it would have been had he not passed away after a brief courageous battle with cancer in early 1990. I’ve been thinking of him a lot on this trip. We only drove any distance together once, to our cousin’s wedding in Boston. But before we left each way he bought a bottle of Pepsi for us both.

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THIS IS FOR YOU JB.

So, for the last week or so I’ve have a joke stat in the Road Tip Tally. “Percentage Driven by Traveler Nell: 0.0%”. Well that changes today when Traveler Nell drove a good portion of the morning drive on the longest leg of our trip. New percentages in today’s tally.

 

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TRAVELER NELL DRIVING

 

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MY REACTION TO TRAVELER NELL’s DRIVING
It’s been another long day so I’ll post some photos and end by saying I have really enjoyed Texas. I expected it would be nice but seriously, I had no idea. So good on the Lone Star State.

 

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EVEN THE ROADS IN TEXAS FEEL LIKE A JOHN FORD FILM

 

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WHY THE MPG’s ARE DOWN TODAY

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A GENUINE AIR STREAM TRAILER

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FAMILY PORTRAIT

When we were planning the Great American Road Trip™ we thought it would be a hoot to hop over the border to Mexico.  Luckily we came to our senses.  Didn’t mean we wouldn’t come close-but not TOO close.

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RUNFOR THE BORDER-THEN HIGHTAIL IT OUT OF THERE

 

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I KNOW ONE HOTEL GETTING MARKED DOWN ON THEIR TRIPADVISOR REVIEW.

Road Trip Tally

April 15

  • Distance Today: 563.1 mi/906.2 km
  • Percentage of Day Driven by Traveler Nell: 10.41%
  • Total Distance: 3,508.4 mi/5,646.2 km
  • Percentage of Total Driven by Traveler Nell: 1.67%
  • Driving Time: 9.25 today/68.36 total

Gas Stats

  • Part 1
  • Gas purchased: 11.435 gal/43.286 L
  • Gas price: $1.899/gal-$0.501/L
  • Mileage for leg: 27.33 mpg/11.80 km/L
  • Part 2
  • Gas purchased: 7.220 gal/27.330 L
  • Gas price: $1.959/gal-$0.517/L
  • Mileage for leg: 30.709 mpg/13.09km/L
  • Mileage for trip: 31.93 mpg/13.09 km/L
  • Cost of fill-up: #1-$21.72 #2-$14.14 Total-$35.86
  • Amount budgeted: $70.06
  • $34.20 UNDER budget for leg
  • $174.64 UNDER budget for trip

Food Budget $50/day

  • Today’s expenditures: $88
  • Today OVER Budget: $33
  • Food expenditures to date: $863
  • Grand total OVER budget: $13

Daily Expenditures (Food/Fuel)

UNDER Budget: $161.64