19 July 2004
Dustbury, Oklahoma 4088.0 miles
For a trip that was supposed to be a couple days shorter, it certainly didn't seem like it; then again, it's usually about day 14 or 15 when the serious fatigue starts to set in, and, well, this was day 15. And while it's certainly a good thing that Oklahoma is actually fixing some of the more heinous sections of I-35, it's also the sort of thing that slows one down on the way home.
Still, I can't complain. Apart from the windshield (still unfixed) and some small items for the kids, this trip cost a mere $1575, about two-thirds of last year's tab despite markedly-higher fuel prices.
This year's data:
Total amount of fuel used, in gallons: 139.0
And no Toll Report: I didn't spend one dime on toll roads this year.
I would like to acknowledge the kind participation of the following:
Dynamo Dave Sherman, my guide to the Treasure State and a treasure in his own right;
Gate City Bank, West Fargo, North Dakota;
Wash Tub Laundry, Vermillion, South Dakota;
River City Glass and Mirror, Omaha, Nebraska;
Fate Unknown, Jackson County, Missouri.
And to the next generations Rebecca, Rob and Nick; Russell, Alicia and Laney lots of love, and thanks for putting up with the old man.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled tedium.Posted at 7:15 PM to World Tour '04