One of the pleasures of a long road trip is that we rack up lots of interesting numbers along the way….at least I think they are interesting. Here is a summary of our trip…in numbers:
States driven in: 10 (IL, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO, NE, IO)
National Parks/Monuments/Forests visited: 8 (Bandolier, 4 Corners—technically a Navajo Nation monument—Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches), plus another half a dozen or so that we drove through, but didn’t stop in and a bunch of state/county parks too.
Highest point reached: 11,265 feet above sea level in the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70.
Lowest point: 600 feet above sea level in our garage.
Hottest location: Moab —the car said 114 at one point, but really 105 or so was the max outside.
Coldest location: North Platte, NE —56 degrees after a thunderstorm.
Number of hikes —too many to count….but lots.
Number of shirts bought… 13 (one is missing from the photo)
Bottles of gin consumed: 2
Bottles of eye drops lost: 2
Indian meals eaten: 1–in Amarillo and it was great!
Dollars donated to the state of New Mexico so I could drive fast: 87
Days on the water: 2
Number of times Sue was wrong… hmm… 0? Correct!