I think its time I start getting this field trip report together before I start planning another trip.
Well the trip is done and dusted and I have been back at work for three weeks. Im still day dreaming about the places we visited and the people we met. I still get my daily dose of the USA while editing and culling photos of a night.
We achieved nearly all we had planned although we left a few places out but picked up others. The weather changed our plans a bit and diversions were made for the wildfires in Colorado and the flooding in Canada.
We covered a lot of ground and ticked off 30 states we entered plus two visits into Canada. Spent a lot of long days on the road and a lot of miles and shared the accomodation with truck stops, campgrounds, RV Parks,carparks and service centres and motels plus a few nights with friends as well. You can see the planning thread here.
A few statistics for the trip before I start adding out itinerary details.
Arrive Los Angeles - Friday 10th May 2013
Pick up camper on Saturday 11th May 2013
Drop camper off Tuesday 2nd July 2013
Fly out of Los Angeles Thursday 4th July 2013
55 nights in the USA
18 nights in motels
6 nights in RV parks
13 nights in Campgrounds / National Parks
18 free nights . Friends / Truck Stops / Car parks and Service Centres.
Into 30 States and Canada.
Full length of Route 66 covered. LA to Albuquerque and Chicago to Albuquerque.
Distance covered. 13946 miles.
Total fuel Cost - $2104.00
Fuel. Appx 24.24 mpg over whole trip.
Days actually driving - 45
Average mile per day on driving days - 310 miles
Longest distance covered in one day - 642 mile. Getting out of Canada during the floods and driving to Seattle.
Shortest distance covered in one day - 2 mile. Dropping the Camper off.
I drove 13940 miles
My wife drove 6 miles on Route 66.
Photo count - Me 10,500
My wife - 3500
Well thats a bit of an over view of the trip so now I will try and post a photo of the route we took on a map.
The only thing that concerns me with this report is makes me feel like planning another trip now .But my work leave and bank account says wait two years.