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Done

At 8:42 pm we had driven 1022 miles west from the Atlantic Ocean in NJ. Elevation Gain: 802 feet in gain, (but much higher in Pa) It was fun but now we are done.

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Almost Done

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The Mississippi and Iowa

7:27 pm 947 miles driven 732 Elevation Time of local sunset 8:38 pm

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Now Sunny

The storm headed east we continue west, about 27 to Iowa, approx 1 hour and 30 minutes to sundown.

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More Rain

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Weather

Not much to say till now, has been mostly clear and dry. Until now, near Joliet, Illinois having some rain and dark skies.

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Stats

Local time 5:24 Sunset time 8:27 Distance Traveled: 805 miles Average Gas mileage: 36.5 miles to gallon. Average speed w/ stops: 66 Interactions w/ law enforcement: 0

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Illinois

5:02 pm Somewhere in Indiana crossed into the Central time zone. Current time of sunset: 8:28 pm

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More Gas Stops

2:43 pm Third gas stop: 571 miles, elevation 655 $ 3.67 a gallon 4.58 gallons West of Toledo Aaron Driving 5:10 pm 4th Gas Stop: 729 miles Elev. 855 $3.67 a gallon 3.89 gallons West of south bend Ken taking … Continue reading

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Indiana!

Just passed into Indiana and avoided the steely eyed constabulary at the boarder. They got someone else and we pushed on. Westward Ho!

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Update

1st Gas Stop: $3.75 a gallon, 6.09 gallons. 1st Change of Drivers, Total: 211 miles Elevation: 880 feet 2nd Gas Stop: $3.79 a gallon, 4.09 gallons, 379 miles Elevation: 1046 Change Drivers, Ken back on the left. Sunset time current … Continue reading

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Ken’s 1st Post

milepost 28 in Pa at 10:55 AM. Half hour to Ohio! The car is running fine and we’re listening to music and Thrilling Adventure Hour. Second state almost down.

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A list of sorts:

1st song of day: ROCK in the USA by John Cougar Mellencamp 1st Stop: Dunkin Donuts 1st Podcast: Stuff you should know 1st Major Milestone: I 80 at 6:24 am Gas in NJ before trip began: $3.40

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Entered Pa

6:43 crossed into PA at Del Water Gap leaving behind NJ. Miles covered 73. Elevation: 780 Sunset 8:34 Heading: West

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1st Stats

Sunrise: 5:26 Sunset 8:31 Starting Elevation: 6 ft above Sea Level Heading; west

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1st pics

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Departing

We survived the night without the full package no police sirens outside our door no domestic disturbances, and no gunshots. We left right on time no traffic GPS and odometer is zerod out.

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Arriving to Start

We are in the low slung brick Circle Motor Lodge in South Amboy NJ our starting point, for our journey tommorw. The Circle Motor Lodge was built around the time Eisenhower was in office, and it has stood welcoming travelers … Continue reading

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Less than 24 more than 12

Well the summer solstice is almost upon us.  The longest day of the year and the start of a road trip for Ken and I.  Staying in Perth Amboy, NJ tonight, at what I hope is not too bad of … Continue reading

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An Explanation

Welcome to A Day of Racing the Sun ‏ Q.  What exactly is this site about? A.  Well duh, it is about racing the sun.  I thought the title was pretty obvious and self-explanatory.  Is English your second language? (if it is I applaud you.)  … Continue reading

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