23 Days start to finish - 6,000 miles, almost on the dot - $1,800 total out of pocket - Traveling the country and enjoying every one of the 33,120 minutes??? PRICELESS!!!
The truck held up well and I learned a few things about the costs of travel. Tenting it has to be the cheapest way to go, and I usually chose state parks or private RV parks with an average of $25.00 per night. Using the national forest lands with no facilities at all would have saved that cash, and I may try that sometime in the future... I might also get eaten by a bear, so this adventure stuff is pretty REAL!!!
The truck averaged 17.75mpg over the course of the trip. One thing that I Never Once was upset about was the cost or expenditure for fuel. On a roadtrip, where you want to cover lots of miles, Gas is your key to getting there! Other things like food or lodging or souveniers can be skimped on, but the Gas baby, is your ticket to Ride!
I spent around $800.00 on the fuel (and Nick bought every other tank when he arrived on-board) and just less than $1000.00 on camping fees, food, a car battery, National Park entrance fees & a couple of twelve packs too :)
These amounts were almost exact to the penny, the amount I had budgeted... WEIRD, HUH?? Through all the variables and craziness, I had just a little more than the exact amounts set aside that it took...
Okay, enough talk! PICTURES!!!!
Roxy's very first landmark pic at the Big O' Ball of Twine!
A sweeeet party trailer in Atwood, KS - Yes there are benches, table, freezer and BBQ bolted down to this baby!
More interesting foliage in the underbrush of Oak Canyon.
Oh Laura... We thought so hard about jumping in the creek to help... but taking pics seemed so much better at the time! Love Ya girlie!!
The is how Laura earned her indian name "Carries One Shoe"
Not to worry Y'all, she cleaned up in the lake :)
Ali was messy too at times... Wearing her drink instead of drinking it... I'm Sure I've Never Done That!
Ol Rox is bored in Breckenridge...
Ali cleaned up VERY well the next day. Smokin' Pic!
Babies and Beer are such a great combination!
We had lots of action shots of the kids and the pool, so I wanted to post one :)
Up at Devil's Head, I propped that rock up for Ali to take a picture by...
A Moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.
I've got one of these on order with Joey... Delivery Date... Hmmm, working on that!
Rox and I say hi from Grandby Lake, Co
The Yellow Pool Hall T-Shirt puts you in a silly mood!! AHHH DA SUN!!!
Tasty lunch out in Arco, Idaho
Would the trooper look good with one of these??
Golden Bear Booty
Oh Crap! BIGFOOT!!
Didn' notice this pic from San Fran - till going back through them. See the Elephant? That was an instant reminder of Grandma Dorothy Nichols - My Dad's Mom served in the Kansas House of Representatives and had a huge Elephant collection at home. She's left an awesome legacy of family and pride. Love You Grandma!
COMIDA CHINA - out close to L.A.
This was Roxy's attitude about Malibu :)
I need to ask Roland what "Pow-lish" Headlights are and if they're dimmer than others... Really this sign corn-fused me and Nick both for a minute! We're REAL smart!
Just a couple more killer pics of the Bristlecones... Can't Wait to go back there!
These two brothers were close by each other, one twisted, one straight... Know anyone like that??
Okay, I had to do it too :)
Nick's Dark Knight Pic
I'm guessing something was REAL funny here!
I don't have to guess. THIS ONE IS HILARIOUS!!!
Well I hope you've enjoyed the odds and ends pics... I liked going back through them last night... Today, my Ohio family comes to town. I'll see Johnny and the kids today, so I may post an update early in the week, with our weekend stories... I hope you all have a wonderful couple of days and thanks again for keeping up with the blog. Love Ya!
Life Is a Highway!