7593 miles (~375 gallons of gas, ~$920)

0 accidents

0 tickets

2 warnings

34 nights away from home:

  • 6 camping nights (5 sites)
  • 13 homes of friends and family (6 homes)
  • 15 hotel nights (15 different hotels; 14 continental breakfasts)
  • 25 different places

823.5 hours together as a family, almost always sharing one vehicle, one hotel room, one tent, etc. (minus 12 hours one night when Susan and I slept in a different family home than the kids, and minus a 3 hour anniversary lunch outing) = 808.5 hours.

55 hours of audio books (Harry Potter 6 & 7; a Roald Dahl collection; and InkHeart)

9 National Parks and Monuments

101 blog posts


551 photos

If you’re doing your math, you might notice that the nights didn’t quite add up – that’s because one night, the kids stayed at one house while we stayed at another!


We arrived yesterday at about 2:15 p.m. Feels good to be home, but we had some floors refinished while we were gone, so that meant lots of furniture to move before we could settle in. Which leaves today for unpacking, tomorrow for “rest,” then Monday it’s back to work!