Hello there folks, just got back from our anniversary trip. Noted some BIG differences while on the trip. In Needles Cal. , the price of gas at a shell station right off the highway was $5.19 for regular and $5.39 for premium. Arrived in laughlin, Nevada and when we opened the van doors, we stepped out into 117 degrees. The rest of the days averaged between 111- and 114 degrees, TMI, good to be back. I'll be smokin' this weekend!