Here it is – July 13 – and we’re home. Wait – let me say that again – – we’re home! Safe and sound.
It has been an incredible opportunity to spend the last 6 weeks touring some of the great American National Parks. We live in an amazing country with such diverse landscapes. A long day’s drive can result in a change from the high desert to alpine-like mountains and then onto beautiful coastlines. I was privileged to share this journey with my beautiful daughter and great driver, Sarah. It was a fun time and we made wonderful memories.
By the numbers:
23 – National Parks visited (out of 59)
10 – Other National Park Service units visited
15 – States visited
34 – Lowest temperature (Olympic National Park)
117 – Highest temperature (Death Valley National Park)
-282 – Lowest elevation (282 below sea level) (Death Valley National Park)
12,183 – Highest elevation (Rocky Mountain National Park)
11,372 – Total miles driven
2.35 – Cheapest premium gas (St. Joseph, MO – 7/13)
3.65 – Most expensive premium gas (Baker, CA – outside Death Valley National Park – 7/2)
40 – Days on vacation
39 – Nights on vacation