Road Trip

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by RocMills, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Rob.au

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    For real? :eek:

    This makes me think of The Muppet Movie... a line about towns so small they say "welcome" on the same post that says "come back again."

     
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    I found a Pizza Hut, but Roc's mom must have missed 3rd Street, where there's also KFC, Subway, Long John Silver's, and more .
     
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    Seems there's also a Maccas. Hopefully she found something healthier to eat. :)
     
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    There's a town in Georgia called Carl... If you went past the street light where the town hall is, you are officially out of the town... but if you aren't at that same light yet, you aren't in the town. They don't have any police, but somehow they have justified having a deputy... not a sheriff, just a deputy.
     
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    Huh, not sure how she could have missed all those eating places. Either her Garmin isn't up-to-date or the motel manager lied to her. I think she went out to a restaurant... it was that or cheese and crackers. LOL

    Rob... that's one of my favorite songs from that film (actually, just about ALL the songs from the original Muppet Movie were pretty great).

    According to her internal calculations, she expects to be back in Vegas Wednesday or Thursday depending on whether or not she stops... somewhere... to visit with distant relatives.
     
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    Isn't that the purpose of being retired?
     
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    Fuelly was having fits yesterday... took me nearly an hour to enter less than half of her fill ups. Today, I find that I do not have the right password (it's saved on home computer) to finish the updating. So far, though, it looks as though she was consistently getting from 42-55 MPG for the first thousand miles or so. Once I have all her fill ups logs, will post final update.
     
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    Kinda like Spuzzum, BC.

    Spuzzum, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I missed the hamlet twice on that highway cause I didn't see the sign.
     
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    Okay, final stats are in... 4522 miles at an average of 45-46 MPG. There were two fill ups that really drug the average down as they were both under 40 MPG. Not bad for an 80-year-old woman going cross country all on her own.
     
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    God bless her. Hope I can do that one day.
     
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    Do you have a fuelly link for us? :D
     
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    11 days from Sin City to FL is pretty slow; I assume she came across the southern route. Thats 2 days for most of us who have done it. And you might want to check if she's reading kilometers per gallon (which is 46 mpg english) If it was truly 11 days the 75 mpg may be pretty accurate but there will be a lot of ticked off drivers in her wake.
     
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    Or it could be that she is in her later years... but then seeing as you have over 75 years of experience I get why you aren't complaining about a drive across country. That would make you in your 80s at least.
     
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    Perhaps I was unclear in my original post, or perhaps you failed to read it properly; her overall trip was 11 days long - not just here to Florida.

    I just returned from a two week trip myself, though it wasn't by car. My brain hasn't recovered yet, but I'll try to get a Fuelly link for her stats as soon as I can.
     
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