>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Since I drove to Redmond, obviously I had to drove back to Bloomington. This time I really wanted to go and visit Grand Canyon and Arches National Park. So we had to go south and then head east.
Total Distance : 3544 miles (including drive within Grand Canyon and Arches National Park)
Time: 8 days (with total driving time of about 45hrs)
Fuel Consumption :
Total Gallons : 122.754
Average Gas Price $2.705507 (lowest in Denver,CO $2.49, highest in Mexican Hat, UT $2.94)
Maximum Speed : 80mph + allowance (which I’m not gonna mention here ;) )
Driving Experience :
Best area to drive : Highway 89 from Kanab, UT to Page, AZ. Again this was just like driving as in Need-for-Speed III with the same scenes and narrow and winding roads through canyons.
Worst area to drive : From Cuba City, AZ to Mexican Hat, UT through Monument Valley. I was driving in the dark night at 70mph with lots of "Cows open range" and " Deer Crossing" signs. No one was driving on the same direction and it was only me.
Places visited : Shoshone Falls, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Mexican Hat, Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO.
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