Category Archives: The Trip

Mission Accomplished

I pulled into Kansas City at 10:00 last night… In the last 6 days, I have driven 2900 miles to complete a 1600 mile trip with gas at its highest price in the history of these United States. I have … Continue reading

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No pretending

I had been driving for 6 1/2 hours when I reached Pratt, KS and was starting to nod a little. I began looking for a place to pull off to the side of the road to sleep that was large … Continue reading

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On the road again

I woke up at 7:10 (Pacific time), hurriedly showered, ate a good breakfast at Denny’s and got to Quality Tire and Lube (or is it Lube and Tire) at 8:10. Hmmm, that’s strange…The sign says that they open at 8. Well, … Continue reading

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I’m too late…thank God!

I got back to Tucumcari with my rims in time to get them put on the T-Bird and get it out of the shop. Phillip at Jack’s Towing moved the car into the garage and put the tire on the … Continue reading

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A nice end to a long day

Had a nice salad with Jennifer @ Chili’s in Fort Worth @ 10:00 P.M. I remarked on how much I am seeing her these days. I just took her to the airport in LA 6 days ago! I pulled into … Continue reading

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Somebody, please wake me up

On to the second Enterprise. I rented a Pontiac Grand Prix. Nice, full size car. Drove well. 891 miles on 32.4 gallons of gas. After driving 9 hours and 535 miles, I discovered that the rims were not as good … Continue reading

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Do you have a reservation?

Got to Enterprise on time. “Did you have a reservation?” Lady, I just figured this out 3 hours ago… They cars they have will barely fit a human being, let alone four rims with tires on them. You’ll have to … Continue reading

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Why didn’t you call me sooner?

Less than an hour after I told the guy in Texas that I was coming and paid for a hotel in Wichita Falls, the guy in Colorado Springs CALLED ME BACK. Keep in mind that I e-mailed him three days … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s plans, revision 1.2

Here is the results of my sleepless night… I will leave Tucumcari, New Mexico, drive 2 hours (117 miles) and rent a car ($) in Amarillo, Texas. I will then drive 6-7 hours (435 miles) to Corsicana, Texas and buy the … Continue reading

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Sleep deprivation

As if things aren’t difficult enough, I woke up every 1/2 hour from 3:30 until I finally gave up on the wonderful idea of sleeping at 7:00. Trying to keep track of all the logistics made it difficult to rest. … Continue reading

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