Day 6 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Trip Mileage: 3,744
Home sweet home!
As much fun as it is to travel, I love the feeling of pulling back into my driveway after a few days away. The ILX not only survived its 3,744 mile journey, it actually seems to be performing ‘better’ the more experienced it gets. My gas mileage went to a record (for me) high of 33 mpg today.
Over the course of the last 6 days, Alex the ILX and I have traveled an average of 624 miles per day. That’s a lot of seat time! But I’m happy to report that the newest member of the Acura family does not disappoint. It instead delivers all the amenities I’ve come to know and expect over the last decade of driving Acura vehicles.
This is a look at the total trip, with a pinpoint at each of my nightly stops.
And this was today’s final leg of the journey:
Good morning from Gallup, New Mexico. Looks like we got a little rain overnight.
Just 20 miles westward, I celebrated a reunion with my home state.
I shifted gears into a new music genre just for fun. Ironically, “Cadillac Ranch” came on. Just yesterday I drove past Cadillac Ranch and blogged about it!
At Holbrook, Arizona, I left interstate 40 and instead sought out some back roads to get me back to the Phoenix area. Town was pretty quiet on a Sunday morning!
The first part of the drive looked a lot like this on Arizona Highway 277 – wide open roads, zero traffic, and perfect weather.
So perfect, in fact, that I opened the moonroof and enjoyed some of the fresh morning air.
Soon I connected with Highway 260 which winds along Arizona’s “Mogollon Rim.” This is the area where I took my Acura Legend camping last year. Beautiful area!
Finally, I was home! Perhaps worth mentioning here: I’ve driven 4,292 miles since my last oil change and the “Oil Life” indicator on the dashboard still says 70%. These highway miles must be pretty easy on a motor.
The first order of business was a CAR WASH! The last thing I want to do when it’s 100 degrees outside is let all those bugs get baked on.
AFTER. Tucked in for a rest after the long journey.
Thanks for coming along on the ride to Wisconsin with me and I hope to share more adventures in the coming months!
Time for some rest & relaxation here. Cheers!