August 2010: Allentown, PA to Broadus, MT/Mount Rushmore via I-70 and Louisville, KY to Allentown, PA via US 20 Nebraska -- Click here to see the field report that gave rise to this report!
Car: Midsize Sedan from Avis: (Hyundai Elantra) $350
Gas was roughly 2.60 for the entire trip. It was between 30 and 35 to fill the tank with about 12 fill ups. We spent about 360 - 420 on gas.
Bardstown, KY: 48
Topeka, KS: 55
Casper WY: 64
Rapid City, SD: 47
Sioux City, IA: 47
Toledo, OHL 42
I tried to budget food (including snacks and coffee) to $25 a day. 175 there.
7 days on the essentials (hotels/food/gas/rental):
Other than food we split it between two people:
700 per person including each person's food costs based on $25 a day