And we're off!!! I was up by 0515 hours, and TLE followed shortly thereafter......I had switched on the block heater about 2 hours before in preparation for our 0630 lift off. In reality we were rolling the wheels by 0615 and turning on to HWY 50 towards Stateline by 0630. As we traversed HWY 50 across the southern end of Lake Tahoe through uncrowded streets I once again turned to TLE, as I always do, and said "It's good to be moving again!" to which she replied "Yeah...". We crested Spooner Summit around 0700 in 2nd gear at which time I returned the throttle to 'zero' and began 'jaking' at 32 mph down the hill to Carson City.
We arrived at Eagle Gas around 0730 to fill our diesel tank.....we took on almost 113 gallons at $2.39/gallon for a total of $270.90....you may recall we took on diesel at Eagle Gas back on December 19th as we headed south after 2 months at Amazon.com.....back then the price was higher at $2.79, but was the least we had paid at the time for 3 years. Last September when we fueled up after TVC we paid $3.66/gallon and were happy to pay that....we saved just over $143 due to the continued low price of diesel.