Having made it "half way", we thought this may be an excellent time to share some current trip stats with you all! We hope you enjoy!
# of days since we departed: 38
Average miles per gallon: 12.34 (who knew pulling your house was so expensive!!)
Average price per gallon: $3.74
How many times we’ve stopped for gas: 40 - we've come to love gas station bathrooms!
# of states our tires have graced: 17
# of nights we’ve boondocked: 7 (most exciting one was in a remote field in Bighorn National Forest with views of snow-capped mountains - see pic!) For those of you who don't know what "boondocking" is...it's basically dry camping in a parking lot or other location with no water/electricity/sewer hook-ups. Every town has different boondocking rules and it can often be a challenge to find a place....but we're getting good! Walmart and casinos are popular!!
# of National Parks/Monuments visited: 6 – Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Glacier….also saw Mt Rainier & Mount St. Helen's from a distance!
# of unique wildlife sightings (that we don’t see on a regular basis in Maine): 15 - super cute were the mountain goat mama and baby in Glacier National Park
# of rainy days: 2 days….most of the rain we've encountered has been in the form of massive thunderstorms at night!! We've been very lucky to have such a wonderful summer!!
Highest temperature encountered: 108 (Badlands, SD)
Lowest temperature encountered: 34 (@ night in Yellowstone - thank you for the awesome sleeping bag, Roger!)
# of states we’ve checked off in the good ‘ol license plate game: All 51 - And we're starting over to make the trip back!
How many pairs of shoes we brought: 33....Oh my word, what were we thinking???
How many pairs we’ve actually used: 12…..with 6 of them being flip-flops!
# of random shoes seen on the side of the road: 10….how do people lose a shoe on the interstate??
# of campers we’ve owned: 2 - LOL!
# of arguments: hmm……how many times have we hooked & unhooked the camper – LOL? Although it's going MUCH smoother now that we've realized we were doing the wrong jobs - Tracy should be directing and Amy should be driving. Only took us to MT to figure this out!!
# of countries with people reading our blog: 10
Until the next exit...
Amy & Tracy