Day Eleven — Shamrock TX to Ellisville MO

[645 miles today; 4233 miles on the journey; 4350 total miles (including miles at Yosemite). I-40E from Shamrock TX to Oklahoma City OK; I-44E from Oklahoma City OK to Ellisville MO. Approximately 73 hours of total driving time, and I averaged 20.6 mpg through the trip.]

Today’s drive was the big one — the push for home. After a night’s stay in the nicest bed of the trip at the Best Western in Shamrock TX, I got up early, and pointed the hood toward Missouri.

Being Saturday, I thought there wouldn’t be much traffic, and that was true… until I got to Oklahoma City OK. I don’t know what was going on there, but there were loads of cars on the road, and made for some interesting driving. It’s always tough to keep the speed limit when the locals are zooming up on your rear bumper and then on around you.

It was nice to see gas prices in Missouri below $2/gal. The cheapest gas I found on the trip was $1.839 in Oklahoma, but the mid-$1.90s were pleasant to see too.

So, I’m home for a couple of days, and then it’s off to Mom’s for Thanksgiving. I think this little break between drives was a good idea. I feel pretty good, but this’ll give me a chance to recharge my batteries a bit, and ensure that I have a great stay at Mom’s over the holiday.