"Wow, I Don'T Remember That Lake"
6 relatively healthy college students set forth to attempt the 40 minute journey from Pomona, CA to Wrightwood, CA. We took a wrong turn. We drove 20 miles into the wrong mountain range, with our gas light turning on just as we realized we were lost. As I was the navigator, blame falls solely on my shoulders, but it's not my fault that the driver wanted to continue on to find a gas station in the next town, instead of driving back to the interstate where gas was assured.
Our 40 minute trip took 3 hours, but I'll never forget our spunky little Civic, which refused to give up despite the lack of precious fuel. 10 miles up the mountain to the next town + 10 miles back down when then didn't have gas + 10 miles back to the interstat = 30 miles on empty.
Now, Honda is a company who has cheap parts that work like 1 billion dollars. You probably had a gallon left. Honda Civic's tend to run 40 miles per gallon.