Travel in the mountains

Much of this writer's summer vacation was spent behind the steering wheel on drives through the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Yellowstone National Park was the final stop before the return to Oklahoma.Needless to say, we had to buy a lot of gasoline.The price we paid for gasoline, usually 87 octane—or 85 octane in the mountains—varied from about $1.68/gal at the starting point to $2.19/gal at a Conoco station at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park. (I think if I had to bring a tank truck up those mountains and through the park I would have charged more.)Generally, gasoline prices for unleaded regular were about $1.89/ gal.Here are some thoughts about va...

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