By the numbers

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:

Days: 17

Miles: 4,611

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!




One thought on “By the numbers

  1. Judie Gordon

    Lol! I guess you have to expect numbers from a numbers guy….but 1. I can’t believe you didn’t stop at petrified forest NP, seeing all those frightened rocks is amazing!! 2. You need to start keeping track of how many of the 50 you’ve been to. 3. Did you know that you can have the T-shirt’s made into a quilt? It looks really cool! Oh, and 4. I find it EXTREMELY hard to believe you only consumed 2 bottles of gin!!


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