I rode Scarlett down while the rest of the Chang gang flew into Phoenix from Denver on Christmas Eve. Took me two days, nine hours each day, for a total of 905 miles according to Googlemaps. Long day, but at least I only encountered very light snow falls.
I overnighted in Alburquerque with Piper and Darrell S.
I had forgotten about the stretch of road between the Meteor Crater and Flagstaff on I-40 though, and it's strong headwinds coming from the West. MPG rating for that stretch? 20 MPG. I think next time, I'll take the bypass road at Holbrook AZ that takes one on a reportedly curvy road towards Phoenix.
I've been seeing sad MPG results throughout the trip so far, best MPG being 27 and average seemingly to be around 24MPG, a far cry from the older OR1.01 EFI mapping that ranged from 32-36MPG. I will evaluate after this road trip but I may go back to OR1.01 for the EFI mapping.
I've not found the scenic spots for Phoenix, Arizona yet but Miles (my youngest son) and I did wander over to the White Tank State Park on the west side of the city to see what we could see.
Turned out to be mostly large cactus, sage brush and rocky terrain with campgrounds interspersed throughout. No trails available for the rig to get some altitude to get a shot of the sprawling metropolis that is the city of Phoenix.
Christmas Day in Arizona
Miles, with his teenage energy levels climbed up a small hill
to get a look around.
The rest of the day was spent visiting Martha's family and friends in the area. Here's a group family shot of yesterday evening. There was much food eaten, beverages enjoyed and great company.
Nice crowns eh?
We had "crackers" with our dinner, and crowns came in them for all.