Recharging at my cousin's apartment...
Trip Start Jan 06, 2010
39Trip End Mar 31, 2010
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My Cousin: Jenn
Today, Rachel and I drove to Phoenix. On the way, we stopped at the Petrified Forest National Park. We observed vast desert lands, red cliffs, and petrified wood dating back before the dinosaurs! It was really cool. After our exploration, Rachel and I drove the rest of the way to phoenix were we met Cousin Jenn and her boyfriend, Jared. We had a blast talking all night, sharing stories, and drinking beer!
Rachel and I started the day slow, talking with Jenn and Jared, looking stuff up on the internet, and relaxing. Around 2:30 PM, Rachel and I drove to Piestewa Peak for a hike. It is a 1.2 mile hike up to the peak, with a beautiful 360 degree view of Phoenix and the mountains that surround it.
Today, Rachel and I completed a gig we found on craigslist. I man named Jeff, who lives in Scottsdale, needed his house cleaned. Jeff manages trust-funds for a living, and it was apparent that he had a lot of money. He drives a new Jaguar and owns another house on the Pacific ocean in California. The job payed $10 an hour each, and we received $130 cash by the end of the day. The money we make during our trip will recharge out "fun-budget". I think we had too much "fun" in New Orleans, and now we have to make up the difference...
This morning, Rachel completed another gig she found on craigslist. Rachel sat in the audience of a court case for a guy who needed information about the verdict. This guy could not be there himself because he had a business meeting to attend to. He paid Rachel $10 an hour, and she made $40 cash!
Today marks 4 weeks since Rachel and I started our road trip. The time flew by!
Here are some of the facts.
-Stayed with 5 couch surfing host for 11 nights
-Stayed with a guy we met for 2 nights
-Stayed with friends/family for 9 nights
-Stayed in a lodge for 1 night (free)
-Camped for 2 nights ($28)
-Paid for 3 nights at motels/hostels ($140)
-Spent $501.95 on gas
-Spent $270 on food
-Spent $285 on fun/miscellaneous
-Made $170 from craigslist gigs
-Traveled about 4,500 miles @ 22.99 MPG
-Average gas price so far is $2.74