It was good while it lasted. Over 50 miles per gallon
since leaving home on my way up to Bakersfield on Sunday. The 50-mpg
average lasted until late today (Thursday) but dipped to 49.9 soon
after this photo, as I drove over to Miramar for my evening class.
The decrease is due to the many rather steep hills around our neighborhood.
In fact, my best round-trip to Miramar and back home has been about
37 mpg, thanks to the steep climbs in each direction. Three hundred
miles on half a tank of gas is still pretty satisfying, however. I'm
sure my overall
average will continue to rise
for a while.