One last post about vacation. Hope you aren't all sick of this!
Miles traveled: 2750
States traveled through: 10 + Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Cost of gas for entire trip: $349.15
Lowest price seen for gas: $2.53, somewhere between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina
Highest price seen for gas: $2.89, somewhere in Ohio
Awful odors smelled: 2 - one in Ohio, one in Charleston. Laura thought she wouldn't survive it!
Wildlife seen : Dolphins, alligators, lizards, eels, egrets, turtles and 1 palmetto bug!
New vegetation seen: Kudzu, tobacco, cotton, palmetto trees
New food tasted: fried okra and collard greens. (Sorry Leslie - we never had a chance to try boiled peanuts)
Injuries sustained: One twisted foot when I lost my sandal while stepping off a curb, One scrape to Laura's foot, when I ran over it with a piece of luggage.
Oceans visited: the Atlantic
Military bases visited: Fort Jackson and Fort Eustis
Time spent laughing: too much to count
Blogging buddies met: 1 - Dena, in Summerville!
Most horrible hour: the hour we spent driving around Washington DC, in 6 lanes of non-stop traffic!
Number of crying females when we met Andy again after 9 weeks: 3
Number of crying females when saying good bye to Andy: 3
Sundays spent away from our churches: 2 - we were blessed on those days by traveling through the Smokies on the first one, and the Appalachians on the 2nd. We were able to listen to sermons on tape and worship music. Truly a time to say - "How Great Thou Art"
Hotels stayed at : Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express. Holiday Inn Express won our vote as the best.
Amount of rainfall : 3 drops
Time spent held up in traffic by construction or accidents: None
Mechanical problems: None
Crabby family members and arguing: None
Number of steps we climbed on the Yorktown: Don't know, but it was too many!
Blessings on this trip: too many to count.
Time spent with family: priceless!