I am back in the USA for now.
On December 30th I piled into a BMW 5-series with my brother and we made an agreement to make it to Los Angeles, CA from Barrington, New Hampshire as fast as possible. We stopped for nothing but fuel and made our destination about 43 hours after departure. We took a more southern route through Tennessee to avoid any possible bad weather. This detour extended our route to 3,586 miles, giving us an average speed for the entire trip of 82.4 mph, including all stops. We only received one speeding ticket which was better than we were expecting. A steady supply of Rockstar energy drinks kept the driver alert while the passenger slept. 6 hours shifts at the wheel can be tiring. It was nice to drive through two sunsets and two sunrises in different parts of the country. We drove through New Years in New Mexico and were lucky enough to see plenty of fireworks from the road (at speed).
For now, it is off to explore what Northern CA has to offer.