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Finally home from my trip

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by tbplus10, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Got home earlier today after a 2800 mile trip in the wifes HHR
    Grand Prairie Tx. to Las Vegas Nv. and back 1247 miles each way and a few miles around Las Vegas.
    We averaged 36 mpg
    Maintained an average speed of 73mph
    The drive between Las Vegas and Grand Prairie took 19 hours either direction.
    Fuel averaged $3.65 a gallon for a total of $310.
    This is the first long trip we've taken in the HHR, I found out the gas tank can outlast my bladder and the seats are very comfortable for sitting and driving but not very comfortble for sleeping.
    We went to visit the family, celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, renew our wedding vows, and celebrate my birthday.
    Got some pics to post later but I gotta find my camera attachment cord.

    On the way home we stopped outside of Albuqurque NM. at the Route 66 Casino, due to the time change we didnt realize it was after midnite and all the dining facillities were closed except an expensive rest. being the cheap SOB I am I told the wife we'd pick up fast food rather than pay the expensive prices. As we walked out to leave she dropped .50 in a penny machine and hit $20, I told her I still wasnt paying the prices so she played off the win and cashed out, the next spin she won $3000 with all cherry's. I finally relented and stayed to eat. As we walked out after eating she dropped $3 in a nickel poker machine and pulled out another $1100. In one stop she managed to pay for our trip and make a profit.
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Sounds like a great trip overall!
  3. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    That's an awesome story! I'm glad to hear you had a great trip and congrats on renewing your vows and happy birthday as well! Man she was lucky!
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    She was lucky all week long, she won a few small pots in Vegas and won $450 at BINGO in Pahrump, the best I could do was walk away with an extra $4 or $5 dollars.
  5. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    wow that sounds like it was an awesome time! I never get lucky like that.
  6. 383man

    383man Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    that's the kind of luck that i've been missing out on for years, sounds like a perfect trip, congrats on the renew, and happy b-day!
  7. Z71_usmc_rebel

    Z71_usmc_rebel Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    ha that sounds like a good trip! id be pickin up some lotto tickets!
  8. 454Yeti

    454Yeti New Member

    That is awesome, nothing like a little luck to make a great trip even better! Congrats on everything!
  9. JeffW

    JeffW Rockstar

    awesome luck. i went to foxwoods in conneticut a few months ago and coundt come up with anything, stayed for 2 days ended up dropping 800 and never once was up :( o well its fun to throw money away at places like that.. i cant imagine driving for 19 hours in an HHR i had to rent one few weeks back when the silverado was in the shop and i was very uncmfortable.. im a larger guy and just cant giveup the space and comfort of a pickup :D

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