: Another trip with Dad.

07-30-11, 11:58 PM
In the past Pop had a short limit as to the distance he could travel in the car. I think that was my fault by not having the right car. Today's trip after I took him out for breakfast was (and I do this for Whip, he is into tracking movement on US highways) Diamond Springs (old mining town where our favorite restuarant is) south on 49 through Plymouth (Speed's Diner, 2nd Sat of the month, Noon till 3:00PM) to Trans-Sierra State highway 88 east over 8600' Kit Carson Pass to 89 north to South Lake Tahoe, and hwy 50 west back to Placerville (Hog Wild 1st and 3rd Monday for hot rods). Total trip 174 miles and he did fine. Also learned if we turn off the AC, open the sunroof and windows to enjoy the high Sierra air, that with the wind noise comes the sensation of speed and no more spirited driving. With the quiet of all the windows up I can get away with a lot higher speeds and Pop just doesn't know. The payback was 18.5 mpg going up the mountains, and 26 mpg coming down from them 'dar hills.







07-31-11, 03:01 AM
Keep doing these trips!

07-31-11, 03:22 AM
As much as I enjoy the trips with Dad, I'm looking forward to finding the limits of this V. Might have to wait for Nevada's Silver State Classic. I might have to start a new thread for this, but has anyone entered the 94 mile run with their V?

07-31-11, 04:03 AM
Brought a tear to my eye......................

07-31-11, 11:01 AM
thanks for posting the pics glad you are getting to enjoy some time with your dad as well

07-31-11, 12:15 PM
Great stuff. Most definitely creating memories I'm sure you will always cherish.

07-31-11, 02:29 PM
I hope my son takes me on car trips in his very fast car when I'm 90. Gotta make sure he makes it past five years old first, though. :)

You are a good son! Too bad my Dad lives 1350 miles away.....