Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ridiculous Road Trip #1, Part 30 - Summary of the Ridiculous Road Trip #1

Back to Part 1, the beginning of the Ridiculous Road Trip
Back to Part 29

Now we're home in Indianapolis. And I finished up our 2017  ridiculous road trip blog, did a bit of editing, and summarized some of the awesome that we saw in the last two months. We loved it and we're plotting how to capture the rest of the states (and provinces). Also, Doug and I must really love each other, because divorce wasn't threatened at all during 62 days of constantly being together!

Some souvenirs that followed us home
Here is the album of all the photos and below is the summary Ridiculous Road Trip.

62 days
53 nights in the camper (3 visits with friends and family gave us 9 nights in real beds)
13 nights with electric hookup and 40 nights without hook-ups at primitive sites
3 nights at Walmart/Truckstop

Miles: 10,000ish

States: 17
National Parks: 9
National Forests: 17
National Monuments: 4
National Grassland: 1
National Bison Range: 1
National Scenic/Recreational Areas/BLM Sites: 7
State Parks/Recreational Areas: 11

Cost we paid for the "America the Beautiful" Annual Pass: $80
Cost if we didn't have the Annual Pass: $263

Truck Trouble: 1 - overheating transmission (transmission cooling fan installed)
RV Trouble: 2 - leaky window gaskets, non-cold refrigerator (gas jet cleaned!)
Hospital visits: 0! (minor falls only, not bad for my usual klutzy self)

Thanks to the people who let us sleep at their lovely homes, in non-camper beds, let us use their showers, and washing machines:
Bob and Joanne in Tuscon, AZ
Michelle and Jeremy in Henderson, NV
Andrew and Anne in Duvall, WA

All the National and State sites that we visited:
Badlands National Park
Bear Butte SD State Park
Bighorn National Forest
Black Hills National Forest
Bottomless Lakes NM State Park
Brushy Creek NE State Recreational Area
Burro Creek BLM
Butte Valley National Grassland
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Coeur d'Alene National Forest
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Coronado National Forest Sabino Canyon
Crater Lake National Park
Death Valley National Park
Deschutes National Forest
Flathead National Forest
Glacier National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Hoover Dam/Lake Mead Recreation Area
Hot Wells Dunes BLM
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Johnsons Shut Ins MO State Park
Lewis and Clark WA State Park
Lincoln National Forest
Living Dessert NM State Park
Lolo National Forest
Mark Twain National Forest
Mt Hood National Forest
Mt Rainier National Park
Mt Rushmore National Monument
Mt Si Natural Resources Conservation Area.
Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
National Bison Range
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Ozark National Forest
Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area
Sequoia National Park
Shastap-Trinity National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
Starved Rock IL State Park
Sun Lakes Dry Falls WA State Park
Table Rock MO State Park
Tahoe National Forest
Three River Petroglyph Site BLM
Tumalo OR State Park
Wenatchee National Forest
White Sands National Monument
Winema National Forest
Yosemite National Park

All of our campsites:


Anonymous said...

Such a joy to read about all your adventures.

Rob Littiken said...

Enjoyed reading about your trip. Nice blogging.