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On walkabout, but just wanted to say...

I spent the day at the beach !!!




I'm in Gloucester VA visiting my son's family while he's in Kuwait ! Beautiful country here and my smart LOVED the ride here
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We are back home now !!!

Got in on Saturday night.

What a great time with the DIL and the grandkids

Great trip, both ways.

Total mileage - 1610 miles
Average MPG - 42.42
Total Gallons - 37.948
Total spent on fuel $145.50
Average PPG - $3.834

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We are back home now !!!

Got in on Saturday night.

What a great time with the DIL and the grandkids

Great trip, both ways.

Total mileage - 1610 miles
Average MPG - 42.42
Total Gallons - 37.948
Total spent on fuel $145.50
Average PPG - $3.834

That's some pretty good mileage crossing the mountains both ways!
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Yep, and he could've detoured up to Columbus for the April Fools rally but another no show!
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Yep, and he could've detoured up to Columbus for the April Fools rally but another no show!
It's a LONG way from VA to Columbus
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Returned from vacation

Had a great time even though it was hot and humid!!

My only grandson is a terror at 3 ... what will 4 bring

We had the smartie "packed" with sh...., err "stuff", to the gills ..... my bride, myself and of course the 6 pound "killer" dog that thinks she's a pit bull (and so do all the other dogs, for some reason ???) .... MAX A/C both ways, up and down the mountains of WV and VA (a LOT of 4th gear !) and STILL averaged 40.11 mpg

Had 1 tank at 36+ and one at 39+

Total miles, 1632 at a fuel cost of $157.35
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Glad you had a good time! How 'bout them thar hills!

That's a great MPG showing considering AC use and playing mountain goat. 4th is definitely a must on some inclines and it seems like I've had to use 3rd on the climb out of Morgantown on I-68. Sandstone Mountain on I-64 is a long slog, though.
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Glad you had a good time! How 'bout them thar hills!

That's a great MPG showing considering AC use and playing mountain goat. 4th is definitely a must on some inclines and it seems like I've had to use 3rd on the climb out of Morgantown on I-68. Sandstone Mountain on I-64 is a long slog, though.
Yea, but the "downhill" is
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Just returned from our latest visit to Gloucester VA

1598 miles, 37.669 gallons of fuel at a cost of $131.05, giving 42.42 mpg at a cost of 8¢ a mile

BTW, that's my "lifetime" cost per mile

We had a great visit and will be out again just before Christmas (hopefully) my son will be back from the world's biggest litter box
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chief....headed East !!!

It's time for another trip to see the kids

This will be our first trip on the new shoes....I'm excited to see how we fair.

I've been extremely happy with my choice and have settled with 32 psi front and 38 rear !

Gives a great ride that way .... interested in seeing how the mpg's stack up

I HAVE noticed that in D, it shifts more than it did with the 175/55's.
(for those who don't know, I just put 185/60's all the way around; have about 500 miles on them.)

Hoping to make some "Java" and doughnut time with the smarties out there
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