I (obviously) kept track of my mileage and expenses on my road trip, and a more thorough analysis will follow. For now, here are some fun and quick stats. Let me know if you think of more I should look into!
- Miles driven: 13,174
- States driven through: 22
- States stayed in: 21
- Days on the trip: 105
- Days on the road: 86
- National parks visited: 13 (Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Badlands, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains, Big Bend)
- National parks hiked in: 12
- National parks passport stamps acquired: 0 (#fail)
- Dollars spent on national parks entrance fees: $0 (thanks, Alm lab!)
- Spotify playlists made by friends: 22
- CD albums listened to: 23
- Mix CDs listened to: 10
Total money spent: $4,311.38
- Money spent on groceries: $489.76
- Loyalty grocery cards acquired: 2
Bags of salt and pepper chips eaten: ??!
- Phone screens cracked: 2
- Phone screens repaired: 1
- Money spent on gas: $1,393.48
- Number of times gas was pumped: 46
Most expensive state for gas: California holy jesus
Number of oil changes: 3
- Number of problems with the car: 3
- Number of problems with the car which were the car’s fault: 0
- Most overrated state: Tennessee, but mostly because of how disappointing Nashville and the moonshine were
- Most underrated state: Nevada, maybe? I’m not sure.
- Most correctly-rated state: Utah, definitely.
- Largest differential between how frequently I think about a state and how nice it was: Arkansas (0 - very nice = large differential)
- Smallest differential between how frequently I think about a state and how nice it was: Nebraska (0 - not that nice = 0)
- Largest differential between how awesome the state apparently is and how much I liked it: Idaho (very awesome - very meh = large differential)
- Smallest differential between how awesome the state apparently is and how much I liked it: Utah (very awesome - very awesome = 0)