Well today I got up all full of vim, vigor and vitality....then I looked at my workstation. Yeah, that workstation. The one with all the paperwork and reciepts from the past couple of months trips on the LLT, Chicago and the Rt.66 run west after all the LLT folks had already gone home....
In the course of the clean up, I organized all the reciepts for gas, hotel and the like to just do a decent cost comparison of current trips and previous trips taken for fun and work.
After a bunch of number crunching, nashing of teeth (just where did we go and why did we do that? Really?) and the like that comes with paying bills and accounting for where the $$$ went. I have some results of the two trips.
1) Gas mileage on the 01 Bullitt is slightly better on the LLT, than the Honda Odyssey was on the Rt.66 form Chicago to DFW. Really! My 01 Bullitt averaged just over 28 mpg
! Not bad considering it was above the speed limit most of the way, and Heaven knows ( as do Paul and Kayla know) that I wasn't too easy on the gas pedal while at Chino Hills..... I love this 01 more every time I drive it.
The Honda barely broke 27 mpg
, and most of the time it was driven with care (it isn't mine) and was coddled most of the way. Especially while on Rt. 66 from Chicago to the DFW Metromess!:lol:
2) The total cost to me for the LLT and Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show was something just over $2K. Not bad for 10 days of fun, good if not great hotels, two days in Vegas with some notable folks(yeah I cheaped out there, but just a little), two days in Chino Hills with some notable folks here too! Then the drive back.
3) The Bullitt traveled just over 3K miles on the entire trip, starting in DFW heading to Yukon and joining the LLT, doing the drive and heading home to DFW. The Honda did just over 2K miles in 8 days, wasn't anywhere near as fun to drive, but got us (three dogs, a cat, wife and full grown son), plus all kinds of necessary uglies for our convention, there and back safely.
Would I do it again? Yup! Not in a heartbeat, but the Route 66 hasn't not been fully taken off my Bucket List of things to do. It's just moved down to a lower position, as I have some other route's to take first. I'm thinking of the PCH, Alaskan Highway, and a couple of others.