This was the second time we drove up to Big Flats, and nothing went wrong because Daisy -- although I later found out that the timing belt was, like, 27k overdue to be replaced. So we did kinda get seriously lucky.
the Allegheny Mountains (we think? there was a sign saying that, but Wikipedia says it's just the Blue Ridge) slowly move into view
I was worried about this for a bit, because "UNLEADED 88" was set apart from the other grades as if it might contaminate them (or be contaminated by them), and yet it was cheaper than the 87 octane "regular" (presumably also unleaded) which was more expensive (by a few pennies), implying that you might not want to use it even if you're just trying to save money -- but Daisy seemed to have no trouble with it.