Here are a few miscellaneous photos from my recent Badlands/Rocky Mountain trip.
|Jacqueline atop Jackalope|
|Drive-in somewhere in South Dakota|
|1930's Park Ranger counting buffalo. I was doing the same thing the day before.|
What a great time!
The financials were disappointing. I traveled 5,292 miles in 5 weeks and spent an average of $268 a week. Too much!!! The goal was the spend $225 per week or less. I only spent $106 on 6 nights for hook-ups, so it’s obvious what the culprit was. You guessed it ….
Still can’t figure out why regular costs more than premium in the middle of America.
Gasoline accounted for 89% of my travel costs.
As a result, rather than going to the southern Utah National Parks this fall as planned, I’ll visit Washington D.C. sometime after Labor Day. By mid-September, my online teaching job will be underway and I can hit the road.
As many times as I’ve visited Monument City, there is much I haven’t seen, for example
And I want to spend a lot of time at the National Archives.
In the meantime, I've leapt irrevocably into our long-needed kitchen remodel project. We will be tearing everything out from the 30-year old space (with original appliances) and starting from scratch.
The plans are almost finalized and the cabinets will be ordered next week. However, it may take up to a month for the install to happen.
I’m excited about the impending birth of the new kitchen. I’ll post before-and-after shots when all is completed.
Until then, there is not much to blog about. Perhaps I can squeeze in a short trip or two between now and September.I’ll let you know!