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Road Trip
Part V

December 2014 - Time to hit the road again.

Have a look at our photos to see the sights we've seen.

  • Day 1: Home/Syracuse, NY
  • Day 2: Niagara Falls, USA/Niagara Falls, Canada/Chicago, IL
  • Day 3: Colorado Springs, CO/Garden of the Gods, CO/Florrisant Fossil Beds, CO, Travel to Moab, UT
  • Day 4: Moab, UT/ Dead Horse Point, UT/Canyonlands, UT/Arches, UT/Moab, UT
  • Day 5: Moab, UT/ Arches, UT/Page, AZ
  • Day 6: Page, AZ/Wave Drawing, AZ/Coral Pink Sand Dunes, UT/Bryce, UT/Kanab, UT
  • Day 7: Kanab, UT/Wave Drawing, AZ/Pipe Springs, AZ/ Zion, UT
  • Day 8: Washita Battlefield, OK/Oklahoma City, OK
  • Day 9: St. Louis, MO/Gateway Arch, MO/Louisville, KY
  • Day 10: Home



Part IV

November 2013 - Coast to coast - Boston to San Diego and back.

Have a look at our photos to see the sights we've seen.

Schedule

  • Day 1: Home/Traveling to Niagara Falls
  • Day 2: Niagara Falls, USA/Niagara Falls, Canada/Buffalo, NY/Chicago, IL
  • Day 3: Chicago, IL
  • Day 4: Pukwana, SD/Badlands/Minuteman Missile NHS/Wall, SD/Rapid City, SD
  • Day 5: Rapid City, SD/Mount Rushmore/Crazy Horse/Wind Cave/Denver, CO
  • Day 6: Colorado NM, Arches NP, Page, AZ
  • Day 7: Page, AZ/Kanab, UT/Red Hollow Slot Canyon/Grand Staircase-Escalante Toadstool/Flagstaff, AZ
  • Day 8: Flagstaff, AZ/Sedona, AZ/Tuzigoot NM, Jerome, AZ/Yuma, AZ/San Diego, CA
  • Day 9: San Diego, CA/Pacific Ocean/Cabrillo NM/Joshua Tree/Phoenix, AZ
  • Day 10: Phoenix, AZ/Tucson, AZ/Saguaro NP/Las Cruces, NM
  • Day 11: West Texas/Dallas, TX/JFK 50 Years Commemoration
  • Day 12: Knoxville, TN/Shenandoah NP/Washington, DC/National Cathedral/World Market
  • Day 13: Washington, DC/Home



Part III

November 2012 - Time to visit Arches National Park again.

Have a look at our photos to see the sights we've seen.

Also, view our Google map to see where we've been.

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Part II

Visit 48 states. During Road Trip Part II we visited some areas that we didn't get to see before such as parts of the heartland in middle America. We also got to revisit the places we really liked in Road Trip Part I like Glacier, Yosemite, and Yellowstone National Parks.

Have a look at our photos to see the sights we've seen.

Also, view our Google map to see where we've been.


View Road Trip Part II in a larger map

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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Question - So where did you go?

Answer - As we have often said, the better question to ask is, where didn't we go? We went anywhere and everywhere from places like Beverly Hills, CA to Flint, MI. We covered all of the contiguous 48 states and their capitals. We also got to visit many historic sites and national parks along the way.


Question - Were you ever sick of driving?

Answer - No, not really. Surprisingly, it wasn't that bad. The adventure part of the trip kept it interesting.


Question - What were the highs of the trip?

Answer - Seeing new places and reconnecting with friends along the way. Being so far from home for so long it was good to meet up with friends and catch up. This was a good source of support. Also, there is nothing like exploring and seeing new places for the first time. Another benefit was meet and talk with nice new people from all over the country.


Question - What were the lows of the trip?

Answer - Thanksgiving was a trying day. Being away from home was one thing but on this day we happened to visit two memorial sites which were on our list. We paid our respect at the Oklahoma City Memorial and then visited the JFK site at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. On a brighter note, we did have a traditional turkey dinner at a Cracker Barrel in Waco, Texas.


Question - Would you do it again?

Answer - Yes, but I'm good for now. After being on the road for over two months it's nice to stay in one spot for more than a day or two; not to mention that there's no place like home and sleeping in your own bed.

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Part I

Visit as many of the 48 contiguous United States. The emphasis of the trip is to visit national parks and other points of interest. While we're on the road and in the area, why not also visit Toronto, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico?

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By The Numbers

Part V - Fall 2014

  • Distance: 6,535 miles (10,512 km)
  • States: 19
  • Duration: 10 days

  • Total Fuel Volume: 214 gal (810 L)
  • Average Fuel Efficiency: 30.9 mpg
  • Highest Fuel Price: Sheridan, NY $3.07
  • Lowest Fuel Price: Tulsa, OK $2.26
  • Total Fuel Cost: $569.52
  • Total Motel Cost: $231.38

  • Approximate Trip Cost: $1,488
  • Approximate Cost Per Person: $496

Part IV - November 2013

  • Distance: 7,636 miles (12,289 km)
  • States: 23
  • Duration: 13 days

  • Total Fuel Volume: 253 gal (958 L)
  • Average Fuel Efficiency: 30.2 mpg
  • Highest Fuel Price: Leroy, NY $3.76
  • Lowest Fuel Price: Sioux Falls, SD $2.80
  • Total Fuel Cost: $814.04
  • Total Motel Cost: $86.60

  • Approximate Trip Cost: $1,343
  • Approximate Cost Per Person: $671

Part III - November 2012

  • Distance: 7,802 miles (12,556 km)
  • States: 22
  • Duration: 17 days

  • Total Fuel Volume: 252 gal (954 L)
  • Average Fuel Efficiency: 31.3 mpg
  • Highest Fuel Price: Blanding, UT $3.99
  • Lowest Fuel Price: Strafford, MO $3.06
  • Total Fuel Cost: $907
  • Total Motel Cost: $370

  • Approximate Trip Cost: $1,955
  • Approximate Cost Per Person: $998

Part II

  • Distance: 23,201 miles (37,338 km)
  • Distance Comparison: Earth's Circumference is 24,901 miles (40,075 km)
  • States: 48
  • Duration: 74 days

  • Friends Visited: 14
  • National Parks: 49
  • Major Cities: 86
  • Other Points of Interest: 60+

Part I

  • Distance: 14,478 miles (23,300 km)
  • States: 37
  • Duration: 45 days

  • Total Fuel Volume: 516 gal (1,953 L)
  • Average Fuel Efficiency: 28.5 mpg
  • Highest Fuel Price: Eureka, CA $3.20
  • Lowest Fuel Price: Hayti, MO $2.12
  • Total Fuel Cost: $1,315
  • Total Motel Cost: $807

  • Approximate Trip Cost: $3,048
  • Approximate Cost Per Person: $1,524
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