Yesterday morning I left Lake Charles at 6:40 a.m. That was one long day of driving — 11 hours and 20 minutes to be exact. This sign was a very welcome sight. The best news is . . hopefully this was my last trip to Louisiana from here. From Texas, it should be a 7-1/2 hour drive. Shaving off those 4 hours should make a huge difference.
This sign was even more welcome. My exit. The way to my home. The way that leads to my own bed, my own shower, my husband, my dog, my chickens!
I needed to be home by 6 p.m. for a dinner and look what time I got off at my exit. Pretty good timing I’d say . . especially since I spent about 25 minutes sitting and reading the Kindle. Once was for road construction and once was for some kind of work being done on electric lines. I was glad to have the Kindle handy. The Highlander can make it from Louisiana home with just two stops for gas. The Honda takes at least three stops, sometimes four, depending on how often I stop. There are some areas that it’s a long way between gas stations so I often get gas before the tank gets empty. Speaking of gas . . what is it where you live? In Lake Charles, I filled up one day and it was $3.55. The next day at the same station, it was $3.69. The lowest price I saw it yesterday was in Oklahoma for $3.49. The most I saw it was in Texas for $3.89. All those prices are for the lowest grade . . which is what I use. Anyway . . this is what time I got off the highway at my exit.
I had planned to meet Vince at the restaurant but a severe storm was headed our way so he wanted to get the Highlander in the garage so I ran home, put it safely in the garage and we took the truck but the storm didn’t get here til after we got home from eating.
Speaking of the Highlander, it will be 4 years old in June and look how many miles it has on it.
Just before I got off at our exit, it turned over 16,000 miles. What’s that . . 4,000 miles per year. Amazing. We don’t put many miles on a car anyway. The Honda is now 10 years old and has 80,000 miles on it. Told you I’d rather stay home than go anywhere . . unless we’re talking about going to Louisiana! 🙂