The sun has officially set on our 2017 summer road trip adventure. Steve joked that you know it’s time to come home when you leave with a large full tube of toothpaste and it’s nearly empty!
We rolled into town late Friday night/early Saturday morning. We had been gone for over five weeks – six if you count Steve’s family gathering just after school got out, but we came home for three days before setting out again, so none of the numbers below count that part of our summer adventures. As we drove through beautiful southern Utah at dusk, Steve and I recounted our trip and broke it down into the following numbers:
63 hours in the car (Steve was with us for 21.5 hours)
Slept in 5 states and 8 different beds
1 kid threw up (luckily not in the car)
2 kids had fevers
Slept in a boat and a teepee
Steve saw 4 airports
Filled up with gas 15 times and came really close to running out of gas one time
Watched Beauty and the Beast 8 times
Listened to Moans and Trolls soundtrack…too many times to count
Sang happy birthday 5 times
Went through 1 1/2 large jars of peanut butter
Kids learned how to wakeboard, wake surf and knee board
Fortunately we had 0 car problems
Ate at Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s McDonald’s, Chipotle, Chick fil a, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Little Chasers, Costa Vida, SAMs club, Peruvian restaurant, Qdoba, Five guys, Wingers
Attended a missionary farewell (niece) and went with one missionary through the temple (nephew)
Stayed 14 days overnight with siblings
Washed my windshield only three times, vacuumed once
Had 3 potty accidents
Bought four pairs of shoes
Worked only 6 hours
Did 11 loads of laundry
Ate 5 Costco sized bags of popcorn
Kids used one deck of cards to play over 150 games of speed, lucky under, trash, war and never lost a card
Uploaded 3,200 photos and videos
…and only 11 months until we get to do it again!