Maybe in a few years I'll look back at this and reflect.
Road Trip! - Day 1
Vacation time and for me that means Road Trip! In the past I have taken my truck or rented a car, this trip it will be with the Barracuda. So stay tuned and I'll post updates from the road, no itinerary is being posted to keep it interesting.
Day One: 1:05 PM - 280 miles
Rolled out at 7:20 and just as I get going it starts raining, for the first 150 miles it it rained and as I passed through King City it stopped. I had a couple stops and detours for this leg but with the rain it wasn't worth it.
I stopped for a gas at 208 miles with 18.24 MPG.
Just finished up lunch (Habit in San Mateo) and the weather is great.
Still Day 1: 4:00 pm - 165/373 miles
I Continued up the 101 to 380/280 and ultimately the 1, once I was back on the 101 I didn't clear traffic till past Santa Rosa.
Gas stop, because of traffic, 14.95 MPG
Saw a little rain a few miles back but think I shoud have time for my next planed stop.
Born and raised in California, I have been just about everywhere, I cannot believe I have never been by Clear Lake. The road in was fun, I thought I'd have a chance to test out the newly installed sway bar and disc brakes, lots of twist and turns but narrow, I wanted to enjoy the view so I moved over to let cars go by.
Just off the 101 heading to Clear Lake, no traffic so I just stopped to take this picture.
Just past the summit, first look at the lake.
Wrong time of day but a cool shot none the less.
At a rest stop north of Willits.
If it wasn't so late I would have done Avenue of the Giants (again). Initially I was going to stay in Garberville but there is only one (decent) place to stay and no good options on food. Had I stayed there I could have done the Redwoods tomorrow, good chance I'll take the car on a trip like this again.
It got dark pretty quick and I pushed through to Fortuna, I left my notes in the car so no miles or MPG
Overall the car did great, recent rebuild on the engine with enough shakedown miles (I hope).
Limited time with a fair amount of miles to cover so not a lot of room for different visits, I didn't even know what my route was going to be till Thursday.
Tomorrow is open, no set stops but I do have a destination.