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Trip Start Jun 07, 2009
Trip End Jun 24, 2009

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today, we left Pittsburgh, PA and drove back to Moorestown, NJ.  We first stopped at “Gravity Hill” in New Paris, PA, about an hour outside of Pittsburgh.  It’s known as an uphill road that defies the laws of gravity.  We put our car in neutral and rolled up the hill.  We knew about this hill from one of the “Weird Pennsylvania” books.  We then stopped in Lancaster, PA to see the Amish.  We drove around just long enough to see some horse and buggies, men with huge beards, and lots of cows.

Our favorite overall day of our trip was our tour of Napa Valley, CA.  It was both relaxing and interesting the whole time.  It is definitely a place we would both like to go back to.  Our favorite city was San Francisco, CA.  Although we enjoyed every city we visited, we both felt that San Francisco was the most unique.  The most dramatic view we saw was the Bryce Amphitheater at Bryce National Park.  One of the oddest places we visited was Reno, NV, due to the anachronistic people.  Overall, it was a great experience and we strongly recommend doing a cross-country trip for those who haven't done so yet.

Thank you to all of you who kept up with our blog.  It definitely gave us incentive to continue to post our pictures and document what we’ve been doing, and we’re very glad we did this.

Trip Statistics:

Left: June 7th at 8:49 am

Returned: June 24th at 6:04 pm

Change in Odometer: 6802.9 miles

Number of States We Passed Through: 17 (New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan)

Number of State Capitals We Passed Through:  9 (Columbus OH, Indianapolis IN, Topeka KS, Denver CO, Sacramento CA, Salt Lake City UT, Cheyenne WY, Lincoln NE, Des Moines IA)r

Number of Fuel Stops: 16

Number of Traffic Jams: 4 (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Chicago, and Philadelphia)

Number of Crossword Puzzles Done: 48

Number of Crossword Puzzles Successfully Completed: 4

Number of Books on Tape We Listened To: 1.25 ("Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" and "The DaVinci Code"

Number of Combined Rummy Points: 21,348

Most Number of Miles Driven In One Day:  899.51 miles (Our first day from Moorestown, NJ to St. Louis, MO)

Northernmost Point: Chicago, IL

Southernmost Point: Los Angeles, CA

Easternmost Point:  Moorestown, NJ

Westernmost Point: San Francisco, CA
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