The final day only entailed about an hour or so on the road, at least, that was about when I think I got home, I was pretty tired.
I was just going to take one load of luggage inside, then go straight bed and take care of the rest in the morning. I found a little energy left once I got inside though so I went ahead and unloaded Carol. Then slept, slept for a long time.
After sorting email and getting caught up on some computer related stuff, I decided to go for a little walk and take some final road trip pictures of Carol. Get the final millage count, etc. However when I went out to the parking lot, Carol wasn’t there.
I called my roommate, called my apartment’s towing company, and eventually filled a police report for a stolen vehicle.
Fortunately, knowing how old Carol is (and having trouble in the past with her reliability) I have planned most of my life so it still works with out a car, I also knew Carol probably didn’t have a lot of time left, still, it was a bit sad. With this road trip I was only a few thousand miles from 200,000 and I was hoping to see that. Oh well, we’ll see if she turns up somewhere.
Here’s some stats for the road trip:
All the states I traveled, in order:
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
I feel kinda bad I missed Kentucky, I guess I just went all the way around that one.
Getting lost: I made numerous navigation errors, wrong turns, poor road selection, etc (too many to count). Nothing that really threw a wrench into any of my plans though. With a GPS it’s kinda hard to really “get lost”, but the GPS was on my phone so that made looking at it as often as I should have difficult.
Police: No direct encounters with the police. I totally ran a red light in Tallahassee right in front of a cop, I’m really surprised I didn’t get pulled over. Most of the time though I was not flaunting the law, so I guess it makes sense the police should leave me alone.
Not really anything new. I did leave my gas cap somewhere in Missouri. Also, losing my car at the end, I guess that might count as a car problem.