Saturday, July 23, 2011

Road Trip: By the numbers

36 Days



6721 Miles



16 States


 
124 Hours and 36 minutes of driving time



10, 7, and 3 --ages of the participating children


15 Fast food meals

8 Crossings of the Mississippi River

3 Encounters with flashing lights in my rearview

0 Tickets

15 Skunks we smelled along the way

8 Families that let us stay with them.  
 (Thank you!! )

2 Check engine lights

7 Science centers that we visited free of charge. 
(Yay for our membership!)


$3.85 The highest price we paid for a gallon of gas.  
It was in Minnesota.

70 Loved ones we visited








They are the reason we go.

10 comments:

  1. g. cuca is smiling in the picture with c and the little dog. who knew all it takes is a little dog in the back of a van to get her to smile in a picture? :)

    you are crazy.

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  2. Love this post! I remember liking you when I first met you because (1) we had similar tastes in books and (2) we were both traveling fools! I love this post. Alas, I could never do a version of your trip unless I could budget hotel stays all along the way. While I could map out friends & fam across the country, pet allergies would keep us from staying with most of them.

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  3. AWESOME! and hey, did one of those Mississippi crossings happen in the Quad Cities?? If so, I do that crossing every day for work! : )

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  4. Amazing! I have already down graded my possible road trip from a week to 5 days and from 4 stops to 2. This is just too overwhelming! I don't know how you do it!

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  5. you. are. the. woman!

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  6. I've loved reading about your trip, you always do such a great job journaling.
    Love the "by the numbers" idea :)

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  7. I've loved reading about your travels over the last few weeks. You are a marvel, Andrea. Your kids already have memories to last a lifetime (but I suspect more road trips are in their future). And I'm truly impressed that you had only 15 fast food meals in all those days!

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  8. These numbers are staggering! Truly!! Someone should do a human interest story on you - you are an interesting, hip human and it would be a great story. Thanks for all of your time and talent in the area of helping families stay connected. You rock!
    XO
    Your MIL

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  9. Just looking at this post makes me tired. Andi, you have so much energy! I am amazed. Looks like it was another fun filled and memorable road trip for the Sweat family.

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