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post #161 of 168 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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MY TURN AGAIN.
Presently watching the Great Smoky Mountains glide past.
My son and his wife invited me as a passenger on a trip to Winston-Salem N.C. to celebrate my mother's Nintieth Birthday on Saturday. The ten hour straight through return trip will occur Monday. We may detour thru Chattanooga to see the phenomenal aquarium there.
My partner and the cat are home guarding the BB Benz.
Enjoy, my friend. Be safe

We are leaving on the 19th for VA again also
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Sometimes when you feel annoyed, the best thing to do is step back from the computer and take a break. And that's what I'm going to do now.

For some time now, I've been butting heads with another SCoA member daily ever since I called out their offensive posts. Thankfully and rightfully, the original thread was closed. However, such is sucking the enjoyment right out of this board for me.

I'm not sure what's wrong. It seems impossible to have a friendly, non-destructive debate as I always have for several years (you all know, my intentions are never bad). Even calling a truce isn't working.

So because this place isn't fun or very welcoming anymore, I'm taking a break. I'll be back when I feel welcome.

Until then, you can find me on Reddit or The smart Blog - The Adventure of a Lifetime.

Peace and love!
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Salutations!! Thanks to a few heartfelt messages from a few of you (not going to lie, I cried), I couldn't let hurt feelings hold me back from the place I love dearly.

And in my break from SCoA (most of my Web life is SCoA and my blog) I achieved seemingly unattainable goals in my personal life. So it was a win win after all.
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Just returned from a "quick" trip to VA to spend the weekend with my son and his family for Easter

Total miles - 1537

Total fuel - 39.703 gallons

Total cost - $104.85

Avg $ per gallon - $2.64

Avg MPG - 38.72

MUCH 4th gear, some 3rd () and some 80+ MPH

Mileage is down a little from my other trips, must be time for a new set of plugs


Here is a Generational pic from this trip:

From left to right: Granddaughter, Father, Grandfather

AND, they are ALL 09's !!!

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4338 miles on $342.75 ....... 8.4¢ per mile !!!!

Just finished a trip from Indiana to California and back.

Total Miles = 4395

Total fuel consumption = 112.712 gallons

Price per gallon of premium = anywhere from $2.299 to $4.399 in California

Average MPG = 38.99 !

As always, 2 "fluffy" adults, killer dog and rear full of shi .... uh "stuff".

All 75 mph and higher, MAX A/C the whole way and back.

LOTS of 4th gear in the mountains and sometimes 3rd !!!

Had a great time. Saw the sights along the way and visited family for 5 days !!!

Can't wait to do it again
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Just finished a trip from Indiana to California and back.



Total Miles = 4338

Don't tell me you did that in a smart!? I read here that it was just a city car. ;)
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Stats from our latest trip......Indiana to VA....round trip:

Fuel prices ran from $2.469 to $2.829 !!

Winds a factor both ways.....

2 "fluffy" people, dog, and enough shi...uh "stuff" to fill the boot, some A/C, 75+ mph, LOTS of 4th gear in WV (especially up Sandstone Mountain!!)


Total miles = 1757

Average MPG = 39.29 (Not Bad !!! )

Fuel cost = $120.30

Gallons consumed = 44.71

Average cost per gallon = $2.689

Average cost per mile = 6.8¢

Did run over a deer carcass in Kentucky....luckily, a few other people had run it over too, making it flat enough to traverse over...ripped out the entire belly pan...on to VA...after getting there and checking things out....bent both lower control arms...both tie rods and somehow messed up a strut.........changed out all parts including both struts....had to use the stealership to get parts ....but after some hours of work and ANOTHER trip to the stealership for alignment........all is well.......of course that's $800 later.....I'm just thankful it wasn't worse and stealership had parts in stock so we could make it back home

All in all....another GREAT trip visiting family and enjoying turkey day
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Stats from our latest trip......Indiana to VA....round trip:

Fuel prices ran from $2.699 to $2.999 !!

Winds a factor both ways.....

2 "fluffy" people, dog, and enough shi...uh "stuff" to fill the boot, some A/C (believe it or not), 75+ mph, LOTS of 4th gear in WV (especially up Sandstone Mountain!!)


Total miles = 1642

Average MPG = 38.92 (Stinking winter blend !!! )

Fuel cost = $131.53

Gallons consumed = 46.56

Average cost per gallon = $2.824

Average cost per mile = 8¢

Had a great Christmas and New Year's with my DIL and grandson. Unfortunately, my son is in Kuwait until November
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