Thursday, August 7, 2008
Spent the night in Cle Elum. Looks like it's mostly a highway stop and logging base town these days. It's in the middle of the old WA coal country on the east side of Snoqualamie Pass -- just down the hill a bit from the old coal company town of Roslyn (Northern Exposure).
We rented a Chevy Cobalt at SeaTac. No cruise control but a nifty info display you can toggle thru with a button on the steering wheel -- tire pressures, fuel range, %oil life, ave speed, yadda, yadda. Plenty to entertain a geek on a long drive.
Instantaneous mpg is my favorite. Gettin' some great numbers downhill in neutral coming down east side of the Cascades -- watching it to try pushing up avg mpg readout.