A Summary - 62 days (click here to read her field reports!)
Here is a summary of where my precious dollars went during the trip from Newton to Alaska and back. I have no idea how to calculate the difference between US and CA dollars, especially since my conversion was from AU dollars. And I do not know how either stands against the AU dollar.
16/5 to 17/7 - 13.660 miles.
6 nights with family
9 nights with friends
12 nights at truck stops
2 nights on the trip
2 nights at wayside stops
15 nights in RV parks - US$74.50...CA$288.76
11 nights in hostels - US$255.00...CA$24.00
5 nights in motels - US$201.43
US: 391.34 gallons cost $1020.79 for an average of $2.609p/g.
CA: 170.65 gallons (634.93 litres) cost $690.54 for an average of $4.047p/g.
Highest price per gallon in US - $3.399 - Glennallen AK.
Highest price per gallon in CA - $4.684 ($1.249 per litre) - Fort Nelson.
Vehicle maintenance and repair - US$847.83...CA$451.14
Groceries, including eating out - US$597.63...CA$214.79
Internet - US$9.90
Sundry camping requirements - US$44.45...CA$14.49
National Parks Pass - US$80.00
Trip to Prudhoe Bay - US$725.00
Gifts and souveniers - US$154.23...CA$93.41
Vehicle maintenance and repair, even though high, is nowhere near as high as it would have cost to rent a car. And although I was frugal, at no time did I skimp on something I really wanted, nor on healthy food.
This is the first time I have done a summary of a trip, and I must say, I am most pleased with the result. It is good to know where the money has gone.