Well, we woke up to a beautiful, warm day for this time of year here in NE Ks. yesterday. The wife said it would be " a good day to test the Caddie".
This is in prep for a little adventure we're planning to take the end of March first part of April. We're going to drive the Ks, Ok. and maybe Texas stretch of Route 66. What better way of doing it than in a '63 Sedan DeVille.
I said what the h..., temp in the 40's-50's, sunshine, threw a few tools in the trunk and headed towards the W. side of KC. I figured we would be back before evening when snow/rain mix was supposed to blow in
Filled up the tank to the brim before we left to check the fuel gauge and see if I fixed the gas seep after dropping the tank. Everything working as it should.
Since we live close to Hwy 24, we took the 2-lane for a more leisurely drive instead of the interstate. Ended up at a nice brewery for lunch, had an excellent Oatmeal Stout after the old girl performed flawlessly. Oh, the Caddie ran good too. Stopped for a few minutes at a casino to see if the wife could win our lunch money back, but no joy in Mudville there.
When we left KC, I noticed the wind had changed to coming out of the north. About 10 miles from home the first snowflake hit the windshield. Ran though a little band of snow blowing like heck across the road. Luckily it only lasted a few miles and made it home without even getting the car dirty.
Drove about 180 mi., filled up when we got back and got 15.6 mpg. This was running at 55-70 mph. I was very pleasantly surprised. Didn't notice any new noises or anything I need to fix so all is good so far.
Life does not suck when you have days like this.
OK,,,, done boring you now.