actually, very little.
little backstory, we were going to go to a friends wedding in california last weekend, but the pandemic hit. so we shelved that plan. but then decided, that with enough hand sanitizer at fuel stops, masks, and camping the whole way, we could make the trip without too guilty of a conscious.
so we plotted a course west, and decided to hit, the badlands, the black hills, deadwood, devils tower, rockey mountain national park, moab, bryce canyon, zion, and then the inland empire. and then back again.
its been a few years since i took a sports car road trip, and last time i did it was before my current miata fleet, driving my 944 turbo. which had, ALOT more space. but we knew we'd be packing everything into my new to me 99 leather package, camping every night. so we packed light. a backpacking tent, pad, and bags, but also a stove for coffee in the morning, and a small cooler for milk etc. we brought everything we needed, and nothing more basically. we actually ended up living a half decent life on the trip, only one night up in the mountains on the Colorado/Wyoming boarder did we get pretty cold (frost on the car in the morning cold), we weren't packed for freezing temps.
In full review, the miata was a tight place, but mostly it was pandemic related why it was tight place. we certainly didnt need any more space to live and have a good time or drive, but typically on one of these road trips we'd eat at bars and restaurants for every meal, a hotel every few nights, and those few hours of time kinda not either in camp, or in the car, kinda a "third space" would have been really nice and helped out. when the only "safe" places are camp or a miata, your world is pretty small.
the reliability of the NB over the 944 turbo was very nice. temp went up a little bit on the way home in 100 degree southern utah weather on mountain pass climbs when trying to do 80 with the AC blasting. oh darn. compared to the fairly large repairs on roadside i'd do with the 944 on trips like this .... hell even brought it on last seasons STS wheels/tires. didnt even blink. car might end up with a big aluminum radiator anyway, just cuase it might end up on the track a few times, and extra cooling is always wise, but she did fine with the stock cooling system. its also the first of these trips ive done with cruise control and AC, and MAN, thats nice haha
Black hills cave:
rockey mountain national park (above 12,000 ft):
kassy doing miles:
on the way home: