IT'S A WRAP! OUR YEAR ON THE ROAD-By the numbers
Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
104Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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Since we're settled in here for our log winter's nap - I thought I'd share the details of our third year on the road with you - so here goes!
As you can imagine, the higher price of fuel did impact our driving this past year, so we cut back on miles driven, slowed down a bit, and drove more straight-line routes (no return trips in the motorhome, anyhow!):
'08 MOTORHOME MILES DRIVEN: 11,801 (14,046 last year, and 15, 097 in '06)
'08 AUTOMOBILE MILES DRIVEN: 13,356 (14,665 last year, and 14,000+ in '06)
'08 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL PURCHASED: 1,310 @$3.711/AVG PRICE PER GALLON
(Highest Price Paid was $4.919/Gal in Upstate NY in July - Lowest was $1.849 in AZ last week!)
AVERAGE MILES PER GALLON: 8.3 (slightly improved over the 8.2 of '07 and '06 - we slowed down!)
FUEL COST PER MILE: $.448
AVERAGE COST PER MONTH EXPENSES: $1,440 (less than what our rent alone used to be!)
(This includes all diesel fuel, all camping memberships and camping per/night & electric fees, all maintenance on the motorhome AND the car, including a paint job on the m'home, and all entertainment, race tickets, etc.)
'08 TOTAL NUMBER OF STATES VISITED: 24 + 2 Provinces (3 Yr Total: 41 States/4 Provinces)
'08 NUMBER OF PYKESONTHEGO TRAVELPOD ENTRIES: 104 (Last Year - 116, '06 - 79)
'08 NUMBER OF VISITS TO OUR TRAVELPOD SITE: 5,569 To Date...Total '06-08: 26,706
CONTINUING VALUE OF THIS LIFE ON THE ROAD: STILL PRICELESS!
And, for those of you who are wondering - yes, we are slowing down on travel and getting work-camping jobs to keep us going during this economic downturn....but NO! We are not giving up this lifestyle, just cutting back a bit for now!
Hope your Holiday Season is full of joy, and that 2009 brings you all happiness and good health!