Back home for a few days, getting back to the day to day routine. We were gone a total of 77 days, however 19 days of the trip were side trips, not part of the Road Trip. The costs reported below are based on 58 days of the Road Trip portion.
Total - $4939.10
Overnight - $932.95
Motel - $253.20 @ 5 nights, Avg $50.65
Camping - $679.70 @ 53 nights, Avg $12.92 (Husband > 62, so federal camping at 50%)
Fuel - $1719.62
Avg mpg 18, fuel cost $3.53 - $4.39
Meals - $2054.87
Besides meals it includes snacks, happy hour and groceries
Misc - $191.56
Ice, Laundry, Showers, Firewood, Camping Supplies, kayak rental
Travel - $54.10
Ferry, Shuttle, Parking
Avg per day - $85.16
X 7 days = $596.12
Early on I had stated that our goal was about $500 per week. Looks like we exceeded that, but this was a very different trip with the side trips. Even with not including those costs, the days before and after the trips were more expensive than normal because we were based around cities, Portland and Seattle.
Even at the higher costs the road trip portion of the trip was a bargain compared to the cruise. In general the cost of a week's cruise is 10 times the cost of our road trip. Both of us are glad we did the cruise, however neither of us feel the value equaled the cost. We much prefer the freedom of a road trip.
Read the entire field report -- from the road -- for this epic road trip!