My sweetie and I just made a quick road trip from here in San Jose down to Tucson, Arizona, and back. The light of my life happens to be the light of other people’s lives as well, and one of her closest friends has been having a tough time of it lately. It was time to go lend a bit of moral support, and to introduce me to part of my sweeties (non-genetic) extended family.
Time was limited, however, and cash not as plentiful as we would like, factors that combined to make this a long drive with little rest. Here are a couple of interesting stats:
Waking hours spent driving: 50% (about 33/65) Increase in car's mileage: 5.5%
That second number may not seem that significant, until you realize the car is ten years old:
Miles per day, first ten years: 33700/3650 = 9.2 (includes a road trip from San Jose to Los Angeles) Miles per day, last four days: 1880/4 = 470
The last stat of note:
Beers consumed: 0
Yeah. Next time, we’re flying.