Friday, July 31, 2009

Flashback: Our (2008!) trip West in numbers

A year ago this week we got back from our car trip out West. I found a paper in a notebook today of numbers from the trip that I meant to post on the blog, and never got around to. So, in memory of a wonderful adventure last year, I give you our 2008 trip in numbers:

5123 - Car miles we traveled.
1030 - dollars we spent on gas. Gas was $4/gal. last summer!
3.5 - number of times we had to vacuum the car to get all the gunk of the long trip out.
100 - m.p.h. - the fastest we went. But it was an accident! Coming down a long hill in the middle of nowhere with no one around. Fortunately we didn't get a ticket. And no, I won't tell you who was driving. :)
1 - number of bears we saw in the wild.
36 - number of bears we saw at Bear Country U.S.A. in South Dakota.
1 - Biggest living thing in the world seen by us. It's the General Sherman tree at Sequoia National Park.
3 - number of wildfires we came too close to comfort to (yes, I know; awkward sentence!)

Anyway, there it is! A wonderful experience for all of us; one we'll never forget.


Mary Kate said...

Cool! Can you believe that a year has gone by already? I can't. This past year has flown by!!!!!! I'm glad we got to see you guys again even if it was only for a day!
Love, Mary Kate

teresa anthony said...

What a fun summary of your trip. I can't believe it's been a year already, too.

T-14 days until moving day - yeah !!!!

Catherine Berg said...

Wow! What a fun trip that must have been last year! I enjoyed your summary. And it looks like you guys are having a wonderful summer this year, too. It is amazing how grown up all the children look in your pictures from Georgia. I look forward to seeing more pictures from your visit out East. We love you!

our little brown life said...

Hey Cathy!
You inspired me so much with your fun way of communicating in this post that I copied you and finally posted something about our family on our little blog. Sorry to be so out of the loop. I've missed this fun way of communicating. Love you so much,