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Westbound Wanderers, Day 5: Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri

Memorial Day Weekend in Missouri

May 28, 2018
Photographers: Jason Gonderman, Monica Gonderman
Photo 2/5   |   2018 Gmc Sierra 2500hd Denali Road Trip Day 5 5

Day 1 - Getting Keys to the Denali

Day 2 - The Denali's Price Tag...

Day 3 - We Head South Before West...

Day 4 -Our 35 Gallon Fillup...

Photo 3/5   |   2018 Gmc Sierra 2500hd Denali Road Trip Day 5 1
The allure of Silver Dollar City, a theme park near Branson, Missouri, caused us to park the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali for a few hours while we explored. We planned on spending half a day at the park and then hitting the road again, but as luck would have it, fun called and beckoned we stay and play for the day. The GMC waited patiently for our return and delivered us to Steak ‘n Shake for dinner. (The same co-pilot that hadn’t been to the Waffle House also hadn’t been there.) After a fuel stop—only the second of the trip—we made the hour or so drive to Springfield for the night.
Photo 4/5   |   2018 Gmc Sierra 2500hd Denali Road Trip Day 5 3

Route: We hang out in Branson, Missouri and then drive to Springfield, Missouri

Odometer (beginning of day): 1340 miles

Odometer (end of day): 1410 miles

Total miles traveled: 70

Truck observations: observed economy hits 19.7 mpg; we hear the light ticking that we’ve heard from other L5P’s at very low speed (but not stopped)

Roadtrip observations: The little driving we do put us on the Silver Dollar City tram route due to poor parking signs; Branson seems to be full of entertainment; lots of trucks in Arkansas and Missouri; the best ride at Silver Dollar City is Time Traveler

Road conditions: City roads and highway

Weather conditions: Sunny and warm

Fuel stop 1 (location): Walnut Shade, Missouri

Indicated average fuel economy: 19.2 mpg

Average speed: 53 mph

Miles: 528.6

Gallons: 28.324

Price per gallon: $2.99

Price: $84.94

Actual fuel economy: 18.66 mpg

Photo 5/5   |   2018 Gmc Sierra 2500hd Denali Road Trip Day 5 4

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