By the Numbers … 9 Days Completed

While we’re compiling our photos, here’s the analytical look at our trip, so far:

RV Information

  • Gas Stops: 8
  • Gallons: 285
  • MPG: 7.9 (yeah, we’re not happy about this either)
  • Total Miles: 2327
  • Approx. Hours on the Road: 47
  • Questions about How we liked Renting the RV: 3
  • Other Cruise America RVs spotted: 14 + 1 Cruise Canada!
  • Dump Stations Used: 6
  • Traffic Jams – Urban: 2
  • Traffic Jams – Rural: 2
  • Wrong Exit/Turns – 4 (The best was trying to get out of Chicago, when Siri said it was a left exit, but neglected to mention it was from the RIGHT fork in the road)
  • Items Not Properly Secured: 6 (lost a jar of spices!)
  • RV Rookie Mistake: 1

Family Vacation Information

  • Walmart Stops: 4
  • Campgrounds: 7
  • States: 10
  • Meals Eaten Out: 5 (note: this includes “snacks” like ice cream at Wall Drug)
  • Swimming in Famous Bodies of Water: 3
  • Roadside Attractions: 5
  • Miles Walked/Hiked: 50.8
  • Thunderstorms: 2 (looks like #3 may hit tonight)
  • Coffee Runs: 4
  • Eat food at a chain near home: 0!!!!
  • Alcoholic Drinks: 16 (and one campground was dry!)
  • Loaves of Bread: 3
  • Souvenir T-shirts: 4
  • Times Zones: 3
  • Band aids Used: 7
  • Books Peter has finished: 6
  • Photos Taken: 1,907 (not including iPhone pics)
  • State Parks: 2
  • National Parks: 2
  • Places on National Registry: 2
  • Pokemon caught: 5
  • License Plates: 48 States (Hawaii and Delaware!), plus DC and 3 Canadian Provinces 
  • Scenic Overlooks: 9
  • Junior Ranger Badges: 4 (2 per kid)
  • Laundry: 1.5 loads
  • Adult Locks Themselves in the RV with AC: 1

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