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.