I just finished a 27 day, 5,246 mile trip from Tucson, AZ through New Mexico and all around Texas and back with my husband. We traveled in our Chevy cargo van modified for long trips, camping most of the time. Our daily average cost was $70, for the 2 of us. I'll summarize our costs at the end of all of the posts. The lower gas prices really helped to lower our costs.
For those who have followed our previous trips you know our focus is visiting national park sites (411* NPS sites as of today!), hiking, bird watching, letterboxing, Quest Scouts, and being flexible along the way. I'll explain more about some of the activities in future posts. I have an Instagram account which I posted to frequently throughout the trip - those posts can be found under SrJrRanger on Instagram.
I'll be posting at least once per day, and will double up a few days, as we leave in mid-May for another extended trip. This trip was a fun Spring trip; the roadside flowers throughout Texas were beautiful. The natural and historical sites were all worth visiting. The weather, for the most part, was great - better than expected.
As you read along I hope you find some information that may help your travel plans. Feel free to comment or send me a PM for additonal information.
*386 NPS sites I have visited to date.
Site # 411 - Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (Washington, DC)