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Day 1 - This is the world's largest thermometer, located in Baker, California, which is west of Las Vegas. Hard to see in the picture but it was 97 degrees at 9:53am.
These shots were all taken in Utah. The scenery is incredible. The areas off the main highway are supposed to be spectacular. I'll have to come back (in a car with A/C).
Day 2 - More great scenery in Colorado. Stopped at an overlook and got lucky to catch an old steam train making a run. Chipmunks like to pose for people with cameras (later was told these are golden squirrels, not chipmunks). From Denver through Kansas there isn't much to see. Still not many old cars. Stopped for gas and an elderly couple were getting gas in their 1963 Chevrolet Ambulance. Unusual to see one built on this body. See the pictures below.
Day 3 - Spent the first part of the morning visiting my old friend Ed who moved from San Diego to Olathe, KS a while back. Checked out his eBay 340 'Cuda project. Previous owner raced it and blew the motor. The original block is shot along with all the guts. Not good to have parts of rods bouncing around down there at high RPM. Click here for more pictures of Ed's car. Otherwise, not much else to take pictures of. I'd get better shots if I actually stopped the car and composed the pictures. And the bugs on the windshield don't help. The bridge is outside St. Louis, the skyline is Indianapolis. You can guess where the last picture is from.
Day 4 - Rest and relaxation and some work. Added up the trip expenses and stats. Watched TV, caught up with my work e-mail.
|Total Driving Time||36 Hours 42 Minutes 34 Seconds|
|Average Driving Speed||64.5 mph|
|Fuel Total||144.175 gallons|
|Average Mileage||16.43 mpg|
Day 5 - Got the motorhome and trailer hooked up. Trailer brakes don't work though, need to fix that. Went out to the track to get checked in. Ran into a guy named Steve from California who I'd passed up in Illinois. He recognized the Duster. His first time at the Nats. Below is Jerry's 15,000 mile '68 Road Runner, was a race car since new, and Kim's Dakota that she holds an NHRA record with. Oh and the Duster ready to be raced.