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Thought I'd post my little trip too. Shout out to SuperJim. Just got back Saturday from a nice but not long enough vacation. It started on the 22nd.

Got of work around 3 that day came home and me, my girl and my niece hit the road. My girl had to take her car to Atlanta so our timing wasn't as good as I would hoped but did quite well considering I had my 2yr niece which required some stops for the potty, the law (I-85 in NC), and a tractor trailer that caught fire and had traffic backed up a good bit.

Anyways we got to Atl. Dropped her car off and hit the road the next day. I-20 to Louisiana. My girl prefers flying over driving but I told her riding in a Caddy is close to flying since we all know how comfortable the ride is. Besides its nice to get some scenery and enjoy the fresh air. She later agreed that it wasn't a bad ride like she thought.

Stayed in LA a few days and then got back on I-20 to I-35 up to Oklahoma to see the rest of my family. I decided to park along the street instead of the driveway so I wouldn't block my moms car. Well waking up the next day it almost proved to be a bad idea. It was raining nonstop which caused the water to get a little too high for comfort. I will post a pic of that. Scared me for a minute.

Next day we are back on the road headed back to Louisiana. Same route. Thought it would be a smooth ride but as soon as we hit TX we hit a wall of water. Nice to see my car perform well under pressure. Hit some nasty pots of water since some parts of the road like to hold little lakes. Once we hit Dallas we caught a break.

Made it to LA and brought the rain with us. Got some good sleep from it though. Left the next day and came back to Atl taking a more country route headed back to I-20 showing my girl how us cajuns get down. No problems there. Even got up to a 100mph riding with a good crew who obviously had somewhere to be.

Made it to Atl and slept in. Got back on the road this time taking I-20 to I-95 back up to VA. My girl suggested it saying it was quicker cause the troopers camp out on 85 more than 95 so I was like cool. It was a good ride. Had to take a detour to drop off my niece and took US-58. Good ol Emporia. Luckily no police anywhere. Dropped her off and took I-64, 295, back 95 to the house. My car definitely loved the trip and made my girl realize that sometimes driving is better than most other modes of transportation especially when you are in a Cadillac.

Heres my overall stats:
I averaged 23.2mpg
I traveled 4084.2mi
My time was 68:45:11
My average speed was 57.9mph...The city driving had an influence on that.
I reset everything before we hit the road but I forgot that the gas use stops counting so this number is prolly waaay off but I did my best...174.2 gallons of gas used but I'm pretty sure it was more. I dono.

That's pretty much most of what happened on my trip. There's other but I just got off work and I'm tired. Here's the links to the pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3500058085/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3500053789/
 

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Drives/rides like an airplane--so true.

I am surprised you gas mileage was that low, but I guess the city driving killed it.

You talk about scenery in the south. There ain't none there. Try PA, or West Va. West Tx, Colo, Calif are probably even more fantastic as far as scenery.

Glad to hear you all had fun. Also glad to hear that you had no car worries. Ain't nothing like a Caddy for ride, comfort, safety, etc.

Thanks for your thread.
 

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Yea I did alot of city driving plus on the highway sitting in that backed up traffic and prolly from cruisin at about 100 in some places.
 
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Drives/rides like an airplane--so true.

I am surprised you gas mileage was that low, but I guess the city driving killed it.

You talk about scenery in the south. There ain't none there. Try PA, or West Va. West Tx, Colo, Calif are probably even more fantastic as far as scenery.

Glad to hear you all had fun. Also glad to hear that you had no car worries. Ain't nothing like a Caddy for ride, comfort, safety, etc.

Thanks for your thread.

All those places you mentioned are great (as is the rest of the USA) with Colorado (Broncos fan) being my favorite. But, the south has some beautiful scenery also. Take a ride along the Blue Ridge Skyline (VA-NC-SC) sometime if you like mountains. Wow, what a view!

SouthernCountry’s 23/24 average MPG is about right for the DTS. You probably do better with your CTS.
 

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I am glad you had a nice trip.
Sounds like you had a good time.

I love taking trips in my Cadillac.
You can cover a lot of distance in a days time and still feel good.
It don't beat you up while driving it.

Jim
 

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My turn next. Leisurely 3000 mile road trip starts Saturday. Off to NE Oklahoma. Old buddy I met in the Air Force 50 years ago this year.

Will cut up through the middle of the country and then west.
Spend a few days there, drop down to Dallas for a few more days.
We lived "around" Dallas for 20 years and have a lot of folks to see. We have done this trip every year since 2000.
We did it in the CTS last year and it's the DTS this year. Expect this year to be more comfortable.
Then home via the southern route. Should be home by the 23rd or so. Have no intention of driving more than "5 over" and no more than 6 hours per day and maybe not that much if we see something interesting.

The beauty of being retired is, there IS no schedule.
 
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