Home (Day 11)

Travel crime carol road trip home
Published: Nov 7 2010

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:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Illinois
  4. Indian
  5. Ohio
  6. West Virginia
  7. Virginia
  8. North Carolina
  9. South Carolina
  10. Georgia
  11. Florida
  12. Alabama
  13. Mississippi
  14. Tennessee
  15. Arkansas
  16. Missouri
  17. Iowa
  18. Minnesota

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.

Car Trouble: 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.