With this wrap up comes the realization that Paul and I actually completed one of our life goals: a massive road trip. There were hiccups along the way but we enjoyed every moment of being on the road. So much that we’re already discussing the possibility of one from San Diego to Florida.
I wish I had taken more photos but when compiling the posts it was difficult nailing it down to a few – and even then, there were still a lot of photos. I also wanted to mention funny moments like when a couple in Maine stalked us because of our license plate (they were planning to move to San Diego the following year). But I fear mentioning things one of many moments that will make the others less significant.
Here are some interesting numbers about our 12-day cross country trip.
Number of states visited: 24.
Total put on the rental car: 8,000 miles.
Total hours driven: 120.
Total hours Darlene drove: Less than 6.
Maximum number of time zones crossed in one day: 3.
Most expensive gas: San Diego ($3.59).
Least expensive gas: Oklahoma City ($2.89).
Number of long pants Paul packed: 2.
Number of shorts Paul packed: 8.
Number of toll roads we didn’t pay: 2.
Number of hitchhikers seen: 5.
Number of times the dog barfed: 1.
Number of times someone experienced food poisoning: 1.
Number of hours we went without showering: 36+.
Most frequent roadkill spotted: Raccoons followed by deer.
Thanks for reading about our trip. I hope that if you enjoyed it that you get to go on one soon!
Cross Country Road Trip: Why Maine, Our Budget and Bringing a Dog
Cross Country Road Trip Part I: San Diego to Cleveland
Cross Country Road Trip Part II: Cleveland Pit Stop
Cross Country Road Trip Part III: Cleveland to Maine to San Diego