Posts filed under ‘Travel’

Mini Clubman S fuel consumption, first 25K miles

I drive a Mini Clubman S, I love the little thing. It drives great, easy to park in the city, and I can carry passengers comfortably. The problem is getting in and out of the back for larger people. Typically I drive with one other person so usually it is not an issue.

I like to keep track of my fuel consumption data to monitor fuel efficiency, and to see if gas stations and price make that much of a difference, and I use the recommended premium fuel. There are a couple receipts that were missed or lost, for those I averaged the surrounding data and filled it in, out of 66 tanks two were filled out this way. The total fuel cost to travel those miles was ~$2856.

Premium gasoline cost per gallon and cost of driving per mile

The cost to drive my Mini Clubman one mile with the cost of premium fuel per gallon.

The fuel efficiency has not changed over the one year I have been driving the vehicle. The jumps in efficiency are when I do my annual pilgrimage to the great southwest, this is where I am from and where I love to go back and see many many loved ones, and most importantly do some hiking and get some air! The slight increase in efficiency in recent months is due to moving to the city, so there are more highway miles. Chicago highway miles should have their own category IMO.

Fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency with spikes during holiday trips.

One more chart, it highlights the increases in fuel cost as an increasing gap between the plot of monthly miles traveled,  and monthly fuel expenditure.

Monthly miles driven and cost

Miles driven per month, and monthly fuel costs.


May 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm Leave a comment

Winter trip 2006/07 part I

This year’s trip is shorter time-wise, since we began in College Station there were no stops in Indiana (for me) of course. So no visit in Bloomington, or Jasper. Bubba was nice enough to mail springerlings to my sister’s, so todays coffee is quite a treat with crunchy cookies from Jasper IN. Oh, Edie says if you package hard cookies with soft cookies they all end up the same- I separated them so the hard may have been harder and the soft softer. Delicious.

A&M campus

We left from College Station to Roswell, then off to Las Cruces after x-mas. On the way to Las Cruces we went through Ruidoso and the Mescalero reservation.

Psion in the mountains

We stopped at White Sands for a moment.

White Sands
These are the Organ Mountains, they lie to the east of Las Cruces.

Las Cruces backdrop

Next stop, Arizona.

January 1, 2007 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Back from Ohio… what a blast!

Ohio state wins another

The weather was nice and cool, great for football! If you want to see more pictures from the trip go here: clicky_clicky

November 1, 2006 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment


Old apartment

Wow this place looks different, wonder if the dump I live in now will have to be demolished when I leave?

September 21, 2006 at 6:12 pm 1 comment

Turkey Run Canoe Trip


Here is a link to Stefan's picture page with some images from our canoe and hike at Turkey run. Thanks to Renate it was a really nice time.

June 19, 2006 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Rock painting

rock painting

Few more added. This one I cranked up the color and contrast also made it little darker than the original (clicking on the image will take you to the set).

February 16, 2006 at 9:27 am 2 comments

The Gila Cliff Dwellings during our trip

This link will take you to Flickr with more trip pictures-> NUKULAR_beto.

This is in New Mexico New Years Day

January 24, 2006 at 4:32 pm 3 comments


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