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Monday, July 3, 2017

No Drama Day

That's just the way we like it.  A simple (and safe) fill up at the RV pump at the Flying J we stayed at.  This Flying J had an IHOP restaurant, so we filled our personal "tanks" with a great breakfast before hitting the road.

Driving through eastern Colorado and western Kansas we didn't see those amazing views we saw the last couple of days.  Instead, we saw lots of flat land, some fallow, some with crops.

Not too exciting.  But one view got me very excited, something I don't see too often.

8.8 mpg!  That's something very rarely seen in our Journey.  Usually we see fuel figures averaging 7.2 to 7.5.  With the flat highway and no winds, we got the much higher figure.  Almost like free fuel.  No complaints, we'll take figures like that.  Sometimes you win!

About another 1200 miles to home base, we'll see what new things we see along the road.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Yeah western and eastern Colorado are totally different scenic wise, you might as well call eastern Colorado Kansas cause it's like that for awhile, flat and nothingness.

  2. Hope you get many more of those high MPG days.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Now to just keep that 8.8 going for the rest of the way. That would be a dream come true.

  4. Glad to hear you are having an uneventful return. Those are my favorites. But July in South Carolina, are you sure?

    1. Home base has an air conditioner and a community pool. Plus, we're heading North to the Adirondacks end of July for a week, then PA and NJ for another couple of weeks.

  5. Nw that sounds like a very nice travel day, To mileage numbers are nice to enjoy same as we get on a rare occasion, like you usually 7.2 mpg.

  6. Way to go! Maybe it's that easterly jet stream :)

  7. Who would have ever thought we'd get excited over 8 miles per gallon! That's our 2008 Tradition.
    Safe travels!!