Our Adventure is Over
Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
104Trip End Mar 06, 2013
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We love travelling.
Our adventure, some statistics:
Days away: 183
Days driving in Star: 61
Total distance driven: 21,206 km (Star: 18,366 km, Fiesta: 2,840 km)
Shortest distance driven in a day: 69 km from Squamish to Nanaimo, BC
Longest distance driven in a day: 608 km from Ashby, MN to Minot, ND
Longest day on the road: Saanichton, BC to Spanaway, WA: from about 9am to 7:30pm
US/Canada money was about par while we were travelling so I did not distinguish between US and Canada funds for the following statistics:
Most expensive gas in Canada: $ 1.35 / L in Moncton
Least expensive gas in Canada: $ 1.17 / L in Fort Saskatchewan
Most expensive gas in US: $ 4.899 / gal near San Francisco (~$ 1.29 / L)
Least expensive gas in US: $ 2.879 / gal in Tucson, AZ (~$ 0.76 / L)
Toll highways and bridges: $ 872.11 (Crossing the George Washington Bridge in New York City cost us $ 60 )
We hated: concrete roads, Seattle traffic, the tornado watches in Florida and Louisiana
Most stressful driving: finding a way down a mountain in the Okanagan Valley
Most scenic drive: Pacific Coast Highway
We loved: motorhome lifestyle, people we met, Amish country
We enjoyed: everything, but the hot air balloon ride, Lafayette food tour, and the Santa Monica bike trail were highlights among many highlights
We noticed: many, many people texting, or talking on their cell phone, or eating, or just not paying attention while driving. The couple times when we had a 'near miss' the drivers were texting.
We stayed overnight in casino parking lots, rest areas, travel centres, WalMart parking lots, campgrounds that are nothing more than parking lots to campgrounds that are 5 star resorts. Our sites ranged from $0/night to $50/night. Wherever we stayed, we felt completely safe and did not have any 'scary’ situations.
We took more than 5000 pictures, and some days it was a struggle to pick the best 20 or so to include on the blog.
Greg and I found a love for country and western ranging from line dancing, to western wear, to country radio stations. This was a big surprise to us.
All in all, the past 6 months have been an education. We love the motorhome lifestyle.
Thanks to everyone that has been following our blog and sending us comments. We hope you have enjoyed following our adventure.
We'll let you know when we start our next blog, in mid October.
Karen and Greg