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The Numbers

August 16, 2013

6: states visited on this trip, not including our home state of New York

5: state capitols

45: states I’ve been to so far (I’m missing LA, OK, NB, ND, and NM)

42: states the Hamster has been to so far (he’s missing the same 5 plus MI, WI, and AZ)

7: whales on our whale watching cruise

5: beaches

4: lighthouses

4: baseball games (if you include the 2 innings of the Cape Cod Baseball League game)

3: factory tours

3: mountaintop views we missed out on thanks to bad weather

2: covered bridges

2: reunions with old friends

2: jars of peanut butter finished

0: moose sightings

$5: limit for cost of any given souvenir for the Hamster

$2: fine for not walking your horses on the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

19: postcards sent to my daughter from places we visited

44: state license plates spied, plus 8 Canadian provinces

$3.89: highest price per gallon of gas, excluding Canada (at home right before leaving)

$3.59: lowest price per gallon of gas (Downeast Maine)

26.2: average miles per gallon

36.8: average speed in miles per hour

73:03: total time spent in the car

2956.3: total miles driven

2: silly little boys who had the summer of their lives for the third time

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