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    Default UKCraig's Southern States Trip -- April 2007

    [Editor's Note: This was copied from Craig's Field Report -- His excellent Field Report can be read starting here.]

    Just checking out my credit card statement online. Oh my god, HOW cheap is it over there?!!

    Fuel

    23 April 2007 EXXONMOBIL 45686060 34.00US DOLLAR at 1.99882422 CORSICANA £17.01
    24 April 2007 SHELL OIL 91002590707 36.63US DOLLAR at 2.00163934 FARMERSVILLE £18.30
    26 April 2007 DK EXPRESS Q39 29.17US DOLLAR at 1.99794520 HETH £14.60
    28 April 2007 SHELL OIL 50143610074 29.00US DOLLAR at 1.99724517 JACKSONVILLE £14.52
    29 April 2007 SHELL OIL 50137200049 32.41US DOLLAR at 1.99691928 GREENVILLE £16.23
    30 April 2007 SHELL OIL 00000000000 20.00US DOLLAR at 2.00000000 TUPELLO £10.00
    30 April 2007 CHEVRON 00200668 38.00US DOLLAR at 2.00000000 MANDEVILLE £19.00
    01 May 2007 SHELL OIL 57542302708 35.50US DOLLAR at 1.98879551 IOWA £17.85
    02 May 2007 EXXONMOBIL 00000000 40.00US DOLLAR at 2.00000000 GEORGE BUSH AIR £20.00

    TOTAL (for 2800 miles) $284.71

    Accomodation

    22 April 2007 HOLIDAY INNS HOUSTON AS 481.89US DOLLAR at 1.99912881 HOUSTON £241.05
    23 April 2007 CEDAR HILL STATE PARK 25.00US DOLLAR at 1.99840127 CEDAR HILL £12.51
    24 April 2007 SUPER 8 MOTEL 44.64US DOLLAR at 1.99019170 HOPE £22.43
    25 April 2007 SUPER 8 MOTELS HETH 41.80US DOLLAR at 1.98952879 HETH £21.01
    26 April 2007 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 84.70US DOLLAR at 1.99764150 CEDARTOWN £42.40
    27 April 2007 HOLIDAY INN IRONDALE 187.20US DOLLAR at 1.99743918 BIRMINGHAM £93.72
    28 April 2007 TRACE STATE PARK 18.00US DOLLAR at 2.00000000 TUPELO £9.00
    29 April 2007 FAIRVIEW-RIVERSIDE ST 12.00US DOLLAR at 1.99667221 MADISONVILLE £6.01
    30 April 2007 DAYS INNS - EVERGREEN 60.50US DOLLAR at 2.00000000 EVERGREEN £30.25
    01 May 2007 DAYS INN & SUITES 79.10US DOLLAR at 1.98893638 DICKINSON £39.77

    TOTAL (for 12 nights) $1036.84

    Okay I let the side down a little with a couple of more expensive hotels, but these were peak prices anyway, with the race in town on both occasions.

    Try doing that in the UK! The cost difference in gas/petrol is most noticeable. I did approximately 2800 miles for $284.71 which is insanely cheap. I didn't keep a record of what I paid per gallon but I think it ranged from $2.65 to $2.90 a gallon. We pay £1 a litre here in the UK, which equates to $8.50 a gallon at todays exchange rate.

    When it came to accomodation I didn't do quite so well but still a whole lot cheaper than in the UK, especially when you factor in four nights of my stay were 'peak prices' due to the races being in town.

    The average per night was $86.40 which compares favourably with prices in the UK where you can expect to pay $50 a night to camp (we don't have state parks) or $100 for the cheapest hotel (unless you book three months in advance online, between 3am and 3.30am on a Tuesday morning whilst it rains and the wind is blowing from the west)

    Anyway, no real point to this post, just happy!
    Last edited by UKCraig; 05-04-2007 at 01:38 PM.

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    Default There is always a point!

    Quote Originally Posted by UKCraig View Post
    Anyway, no real point to this post, just happy!
    Craig, thanks for the intel -- we always like to get this kind of current information!

    Mark
    Last edited by UKCraig; 02-03-2008 at 02:49 PM.

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