Bummer man... if only that gas station had been built and open!
That reminds me of a question I had wanted to ask... exactly how much gas IS left when the needle hits that ambiguous "orange zone" (1/8 tank I think?) and the guage warning pops up? I was too nervous to keep driving and find out the other day.
Satturday I was getting my amp installed and they told me the amp was no good. TOok it to the shop, they hooked it up and it work. They couldnt find a good ground in my car. Subnday I got it working and like you Kenn I only had a 1/4 tank too. From 83rdANd kedzi to austin and north is not a good trip with that type of gas either.