that's disgusting!atyclb said:$1.95 for 93 here
MickOpalak said:You park your Elise in your living room?!?!?!???!?!?:huh: :huh: :huh:
We have a refinery that takes the crude right off the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and dumps what it doesn't refine right back into the pipeline, but we still are paying between $2.25 and $2.45 a gallon.Surferjer said:Are there refineries locally, and more importantly, is there oil production (wells) anywhere close to NoCal? If not, the cost to pipeline in or truck crude in is exhorbitant. I used to work for a refiner that also did production and retail, so I understand it all pretty well. Prices can vary by 10 cents for a stations 15 miles apart due to shipping costs. It would not surprise me to find out that there is basically no production within 300 miles of NoCal. If there is a big oilfield, then yes-you're getting raped.
Cool pics. That had to be a long drive, probably close to Randy's cross country trip. Mind sharing what happened with the bad encounters/racism? (just curious)majorbonr said:glad to be back home! thanks for all the kind words everyone.
the first picture is at the showroom of sports ans specialists cars in NJ. i WISH that was my garage with a flat screen, you guys would laugh me off the face of the earth if i showed you a picture of my garage!
and that is the I-40 in those pictures.
now for the trip, it was a BLAST! so many beautiful places, but not enough time to see them all in 4 days of driving. would have been 3 if it wasn't for my custom clear bra installer. he was supposed to have it done by 12pm on the day of my arrival at the dealership, but didn't have it done until 5pm! beside delaying my trip, he did a half-way descent job considering what he told me he could do. so i only paid him $600 instead of $1100.
the car gets WAAAAAAYYYYYYY TOOO TOOOOOOOO much attention. 98% of the people were beautiful people. and the other 2%, boy is racism living alive and well in the US of A. ofcourse it's everywhere, even in my own neiborhood. but boy do they really know how to make you feel unwelcomed when they want to. so after a couple of nerve-wrecking encounters, my perception of the attention went from, "here comes a flock of cool enthusiats or looky-loo's" to "oh ****, i hope he doesn't throw that cup of hot coffee at me or my baby" or "damn i gotta make a another stop for gas or food". but for every 1 bad apple, i had 100 good apples. looking at the joy on those peoples faces lets you know that we are definitely in possesion of something special.
i have to run and rub it in a couple of friend's faces right now so i continue with the roadtrip later.
ps. the elise is all that and more, and then some. but what the hell took it so long to get here?!?:drool: :bow: :clap: :drool: :bow: