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  1. #1
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    Default Las Vegas to Louisvile with a return through Yellowstone National Park

    Megan and I were on the road from June 26th to the 24th of July, 2015. (30 days)

    Highlights:
    Meeting Michael Roth (midwest Michael) in person for the first time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Spending a lovely evening with George Carey (glc) in Joplin, Missouri
    Sharing ZA and laughs with our cousin in Bozeman, Montana
    Traveling through five national parks
    Experiencing severe weather in a couple of safe locations
    Savoring some incredibly delicious craft beers and truly awesome bourbons
    Discovering the hospitality of the Drury Inn chain of hotels.
    And lots and lots of personal discoveries -- to be shared soon.

    Hotels Total cost: $4,173.47 or $143.91 per night. (We budgeted ~ $110 per night...)
    11 nights at Holiday Inn Express or IHG chain motels: $1,801.24 or an average of $163.75 per night.
    04 nights at a Drury Inn: $421.74 or $105.44 average per night
    14 nights at independent hotels: $1950.49 or an average of $139.32
    Least expensive was a Days Inn in Dodge City, Kansas at $92.27
    Most expensive was the Yellowstone Lake Lodge (cabin) at $221.25 per night.

    Fuel
    6627 miles
    $575.91 or $19.20 per day

    Food and Beverage
    30 days on the road: $3,401.33 or $113.38 per day

    Attractions
    We had a Golden Eagle Pass -- which saved a chunk of cash!
    $132.41 or $4.41 per day

    Road Trip Ride
    We used a rental car from National Rental -- 2015 Ford Fusion Sedan
    $1428.56 or $47.62 per day

    Total Cost: $9,711.68 or about $323.72 per day
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 08-04-2015 at 01:02 PM. Reason: typo on the distance

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    Default Quite an adventure.

    Looks as though that Fusion gave a really good return on fuel !

    Food and Beverage
    30 days on the road: $3,401.33 or $113.38 per day
    Care to break that down some more so we can see how much Bourbon was involved. ;-)

    And lots and lots of personal discoveries -- to be shared soon.
    Looking forward to it already.

    Dave.

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    Default Since you asked...

    Holiday Inn/ Holiday Inn Express: (10 nights) $1,801.24
    Green River, UT 26-Jun $180.79
    Wheat Ridge, CO 27-Jun $163.73
    Frankenmuth, MI 10-Jul $154.83
    Acme, MI (Traverse City) 11-Jul $181.95
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 12-Jul $167.95
    Green Bay, MI 14-Jul $186.88
    Wauwatosa, MI (Milwaukee) 15-Jul $171.50
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 18-Jul $147.32
    West Acres, ND (Fargo) 19-Jul $138.07
    Sandy, UT 24-Jul $142.51
    -- Candlewood Suites – Dickinson, ND 20-Jul $165.71

    Drury Inns: (4 nights) $421.74
    Joplin, MO 29-Jun $157.41
    Sikeston, MO 30-Jun $136.34
    Bowling Green, KY 8-Jul $146.08
    Sharonville, OH (Cincinatti) 9-Jul $139.32

    Independents: (15 nights) $1,950.49
    -- The Galt House (7 nights) – Louisville, KY7-Jul $1,011.41
    .. Days Inn – Dodge City, KS 28-Jun $ 92.27
    -- Munising Motel -- Munising, MI 12-Jul $ 134.39
    -- Cobblestone Inn Marquette, IA (2 nights) 17-Jul $221.74
    -- Guest House Inn – Miles City, MT 1-Jul $140.10
    -- Lewis and Clark Motel – Bozeman, MT 22-Jul $129.33
    -- Yellowstone Lake Lodge – Yellowstone National Park 23-Jul $221.25

    Grocery stores: ~ $407
    Bar Food, Hooch and Craft Beer.... (you can do the math)

    Just about all of the lodging was booked through RTA Travel...

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