One hundred, twenty eight, nights. Sixteen thousand, three hundred, and thirty four miles, driveway to driveway. That’s what the odometer showed as we arrived home yesterday afternoon. Two oil changes and one tire rotation. Truck calculated that we got 13.8 MPG. I don’t have a clue what we spent on gasoline. Guess I could go through the card receipts and figure it out, but it’s not that important to me. We connected to electrical power for twenty one nights. Solar and generator kept the battery charged for the remainder. We had no issues with the Casita or truck.
I don’t like referring to our journey to Alaska as the trip of a lifetime. Hopefully, there is another destination out there that will be even more amazing.
I was a bit concerned about our travel with friends. Almost four months traveling with two other couples worried me at the start. Though we were friends going in, I was afraid that we might not be at the end. Needless worry on my part. Hugs and tears all around as we said our final goodbyes the 25th. of August.
Actually, we made a stop in Loveland, CO for two days to reconnect with one couple, and hooked up with the other at the Kansas Gathering. Teary goodbyes all over again.
We spent from Sunday, the 9th. through Friday the 15th. in Kansas. It was warm to hot, with highs near 90 degrees. Actually wore shorts for the first time this Summer. Even that didn’t prepare us for what we faced upon our arrival yesterday. It’s HOT and HUMID at home. Heat index in the three digits. Can’t imagine it being this way all Summer, but that’s what everyone says. So glad we weren’t here.