Friday, July 25, 2008

road trip: by the numbers

4,598 miles

22 days

20 states

33 friends and family visited

7 dogs

2 of us pooped on by birds

2 brake pads replaced

3 relatives surreptitiously reading this blog (hello!)

8,000 french fries

8,000 dollars spent on gas (OK, those last two figures are rough approximations)

1 happy family

7 days until we leave for our next vacation

20 comments:

Chrissy said...

TWO of you pooped on? What are the odds. Glad you got back safely and had a good time.

jen said...

20 states and 33 friends? sounds like an incredibly blessed and rich life and trip.

welcome home.

flutter said...

I just went into fry coma...

Emily said...

A 22 day vacation followed by another vacation?! These 7 days may be your vacation from vacation.

How fantastic.

Sadly, my own vacation ends tomorrow.

JCK said...

Bird poop is tres stinky. I know. I've been pooped on by large pelicans. Very bad. Very, very bad.

What's this about another vacation?? Come back! Come back!

Chaotic Joy said...

Wow. You're a traveling fool.

Welcome home. Can't believe you are doing it again in a week.

slouching mom said...

i'm in awe of you.

Kathryn said...

20 states in 22 days? Seriously? I wasn't aware it was THAT many. WOW. That is impressive. :)

marymurtz said...

How many arguments?

22 days for us would have been about 18 days too many. You're awesome!

Kyla said...

What fun! What exhaustion!

Rest well.

Sober Briquette said...

I hope seven days are enough for recuperation. Can't wait to find out where you are off to next.

You know that being pooped on by birds is supposed to be good luck, right?

Mary Beth said...

Is your next vacation at the sanitarium? Cause that's where I'd be:)

Chantal said...

22 days, wow. That is a big holiday. So, is vacation number 2 a holiday to get over holiday number 1. Or was number 1 relaxing on its own?

Beagoodmom said...

were you pooped on by the same bird? if not, that is a crazy coincidence.

painted maypole said...

the bird pooping occured in two different states (Maine - while canoeing, and Virgina - while loading the car one morning)

Magpie said...

i'm exhausted just reading that.

my uncle once had a baseball cap that said "something wonderful's about to happen" and had a plastic bird poop on the top. maybe one like that would ward off the real thing?

Pgoodness said...

WOW! That sounds great and another? WOW!

E said...

Shoot. Where were you in Vermont? We would have had you for dinner. We are in Dorset. Next time???

Melissa said...

WOW! And again so soon? But you're leaving after shark week, right? 'Cause you wouldn't want to miss that....

Amy Y said...

7 days? Haven't you had enough fun yet?
You crazy travellers! I love it! :)