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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:09 PM

Took us a little longer to get everything loaded this morning, but we still backed out of the driveway before dawn... at 7:30 AM.

We're making good time, too. Hit the I-75/I-24 junction in Chattanoga in an hour and fifty-one minutes, even with two stops. Gas prices are getting lower as we head north. Saw $2.65 a gallon in Georgia and $2.69 in Tennessee but as usual I had an almost full tank on both occasions.

Lunching at McD's about 35 miles from the Illinois state line while posting this, with about another two hours to go until we hit St. Louis. Hoping to get close to Kansas City before we call it a day. In any event, it's been a good day one, through bright and cloudless skies, with no real traffic problems and minimal enforcement.

As dc-65x is always saying, onward!
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:14 PM

Onward indeed, Greg. :good:
 
May the classic car Gods smile on your journey. :victory:

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:06 PM

Gas cost a dollar more a gallon out here so be prepared.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:54 PM

Gas is cheap in Missouri. My last fill-up today was $2.67 a gallon and within a few miles we saw $2.63 a gallon, which is almost always the way it works for me... LOL. The last number is the lowest we saw today.

We made it to Concordia, MO, in almost exactly twelve hours, including a number of short stops, which is distance of 772 miles per the odometer. Not too bad... but we still have over 1,900 miles to go...

Had fantasies of reaching Kansas City in time to partake of one of their famous steaks, but had to settle for Pizza Hut, sigh.

Was able to pick up the MRN Talladega NASCAR broadcast but it faded before the last restart, so we've got ESPN on trying to find out who won. The suspense has been tough...
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