Well, we made it up to boulder city (280 miles), in just over 4 hours, including crossing the dam (20 minutes or so), so were making great time and great gas mileage. Gorgeous, comfy, and relaxing trip so far. I love a car that can accellerate from 80 to 110 up a 6% grade without complaining.
We just had lunch at the coffee cup (it was on diners driveins and dives), good burgers and MEGA enchilladas, thou with another 500 miles to go we decided against going Mexican.
Gotta get through Vegas before the traffic hits. Next stop Tonopah or Hawthorne, and finally Reno, round 11.