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Grand Canyon Trip

Clouds at Grand Canyon

So if you’ve been living in a hole, you may not realize that we have one of the greatest wonders of the world in our backyard… This place is absolutely amazing and really should be on your travel list to see some day. We visited in the winter, which is quiet and peaceful and shows the canyon in its many moods. Words really don’t describe this place.

I’d like to go back and hike into the canyon with Aaron sometime (after a lot of practice hikes somewhere safer).

Horsepower + MPG = Awesome Ride

Daily Kos: Doing what Detroit says is Impossible – It’ll get 60 miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You’ll be able to smoke the tires. And it’s going to be superefficient… Think about it: a 5,000-pound vehicle that gets 60 miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!

Not surprising since the auto companies are pretty much in bed with the oil companies. What surprised me is how much horsepower you can get without sacrificing the MPG. Looks like a superefficient, environmentally friendly Mustang may be possible… Only downside is that these cars are super quiet because of all the lubrication. Half of the appeal of the muscle cars is the rumbling engine – but it seems like that would be easier to engineer than a full-efficient muscle car – might be as simple as a good set of pipes.