Tuesday, March 08, 2011

calculating

Good morning.
Well, no road trip yesterday, but we did get out of the house. :-)
My brother Bruce and his friend Tammy, were on their way back from Ann Arbor to Grand Rapids and stopped in Lansing for lunch and a little visit. We went to Bennigans, had a late lunch and a nice chat. It was good to see him and catch up. I don't see my brothers very often. None of us seem to make much of an effort. Must be a guy thing. :-)
Back at home I played on the puter. I calculated the miles of all our trips we have planned so far. With gas on a steady rise, I wanted to get a clue on how much the trips might cost us. I estimated 7mpg for the mo-ho,(we usually get between 6.5 and 8, depending on wind and terrain) and $4.00 a gal for gas. Which might be on the low side after reading this morning news. :-(
But anyway, right now, we've got enough in our gas fund to cover our 9 trips plus a little extra so far. :-) That was good news for Craig. A lot of our trips aren't too far from Lansing. And right now, our farthest trip is to the KOA near Union, Illinois. About 280 miles.
Then for dinner, Craig made those tasty spicy sweet pork cutlets with broiled asparagus.
And with the temps this week near forty and rain predicted, I'm hoping the snow finally goes away.

3 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your travel fund will see you through. We're having to play it by ear for each trip, since diesel could be $5 a gallon this year. :/
    Kind of annoying that diesel prices were lower than regular until we bought our truck three years ago. I wish Murphy would move out. ;)

    You guys have a great day!

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  2. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Hi Wayne and Craig,
    I still want to head to the east coast this late summer and figured the trip from California to the northeast will be about 6,500 miles round trip. We, too, get about 7.0-7.5 mpg average and diesel here in California is $4.29. A rough estimate is that we will need about 928 gallons.

    I might have set up windmills on the roof or hitch-up to the back of an 18 wheeler! LOL! The Honda gets 28 mpg on the hwy, I wonder if it could push the MoHo all the way to NYC! :o)

    MarkandCraiginPalmSprings

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  3. Mmmmmm Bennigan's... there's not many of those around anymore.

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