Submitted by Rajkrishnan9 on Mon, 2018-09-10 05:05
I have posted something related to this recently but now my journey is complete and here are the highlevel stats. Although I would have liked to maintain and post more accurate details as others have done but I was too lazy for that :-)
Central Jersey to DC. Next day started the journey of my dreams (for now:-). Shenadoah valley, Luray Caverns, columbus OH to Stlouis Arch, all the way I-70 to Denver (Red Rock AmphiTheatre is amazing), cut through the Rockies (I think) to Blanding to Four corners. The plan then was to return to Blanding to charge and go to Monument Valley but had a tire blow out (rear passenger side on the 50,000+mile X original tire) soon after leaving Four Corners. Although heard horror stories of tire blowouts X stayed rock steady. A kind Native Indian couple stopped and helped buffer X from speeding vehicles coming uphill and around the curve and helped call 911. Then my daughter taught us how we can call 911 even though our cell had no connectivity.Another gentleman also stopped later and gave us water and some cookies and both helped us slowly move the X to a clearing nearby. Another couple and some road work team also stopped. Thanks to all. Tow truck took us back to blanding by around 5pm and we had to stay overnight for tire to come from Salt Lake City next day. Cancelled all UT plans (monument valley, arches national park, bryce and zion and hanksville (mars test project)). Headed to Las Vegas and onto Kettleman City. Great lounge!! code to enter lounge shows up on nav !!!
Then onto Monterey and then over PCH (best compromise to see Kettleman and PCH!!!) to SFO and Muir Wood Forests. Toured Yosemite. Onto Yellow Stone and back all the way over I90 then I80 .... to DC and then home to Central Jersey!!!
Approx 153 hrs of driving over 18 days and about 7000+ miles and 71+ chargers
so we were charging about every 100 miles
and averaging about 46 mph driving about 8.5 hrs a day averaging little under 400 miles a day.
It was fairly relaxed enjoyable drive reminding me of a book I read in MY teenage yrs : Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
Will do it again for sure, daughters njoyed too.