2013 Year In Review: Top 5 Drives
It’s been a great year! Let’s close it out with some statistics for 2013, just for fun.
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Ending Mileage Readings
- 2013 Acura ILX: 63,602
- 1994 Acura Legend LS Coupe: 528,328
- 1994 Acura Legend GS Sedan: 144,382
- 1992 Acura NSX: 98,513
TOP 5 MEMORABLE ROADTRIPS
1) Moses Lake, Washington in the ILX
The highlight of this trip to the Pacific Northwest was the company. I had three very important passengers in tow: My grandmother, my aunt Jodi, and my mom. For several days, we resurrected old memories by visiting homes where my family members had lived half a century ago. At the same time, we created new memories by making special visits to one of the largest dams in the United States and reconnecting with family members at a reunion.
2) Asheville, North Carolina in the Legend
The National Acura Legend Meet is an event where I can feel totally comfortable “geeking out” about my obsession with the Acura Legend. The 9th annual NALM was held at the opposite end of the country, but that didn’t stop me from enthusiastically hopping back into the driver’s seat of my tried & true 520k+ mile Legend for this exciting adventure across 11 states. The reunion with friends along the way made it all worthwhile.
3) Mount Evans, Colorado in the ILX
One of several “Tyson-Jason” trips that I’ve taken with my fellow roadtrip warrior Jason from New Mexico, this one topped the charts – literally. Jason and I took our cars to the highest elevation paved road in North America, located west of Denver Colorado. The scenery was every bit as amazing as I knew it would be. Above 14,000 feet, we truly did feel like we were on top of the world.
4) Hell’s Backbone in Southern Utah in the ILX
The allure of conquering a remote backroad with “Hell” in its name was all the motivation I needed on this one. The fact that the route traversed over 50 miles of technical dirt terrain didn’t keep me from taking my Acura ILX where no ILX had gone before. My friend Ryan brought his Audi along for this one. Among our trip’s highlights were a ride on the Hall’s Crossing ferry at Lake Powell, and the experience of driving the Burr Trail.
5) Million Dollar Highway in Colorado in the ILX
Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray, Colorado has been a long-time favorite of sports car drivers and motorcyclists. For this multi-day adventure, I teamed up with my mom and my stepdad to explore some of southwestern Colorado’s most scenic roads and quaint mining & railroad towns, including Silverton and Telluride. The ILX made a perfect choice for carving the high-elevation canyon roads with ease.
- Arches National Park, Utah, in the ILX
- Coronado Trail in Arizona in the ILX
- Route 66 Tour from Kingman to Seligman, Arizona in the ILX
- White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, in the ILX
- Apache Trail in Arizona in the ILX
Here’s an Annual Report that was developed by WordPress with some other neat stats. Thanks to those of you who keep coming back for more. Keep those roadtrip ideas coming, because there’s much more in store for 2014. Happy New Year!