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Friday, May 1, 2009

Our First Road Trip Adventure...the Summary

46 Days

2695 Miles

11 RV Parks

4700 Digital Photos

2 Small Dings in the RV

5 Nights of Tornado Warnings

2 Days - EIGHT inches of Rain

3 Enterprise Car Rentals

337 Gallons of Gas

11 States

14 Days of Golf Cart Rental

14 Great Days of Oceanfront Scooter Riding

1 Four Foot Snake

1 Thirty Pound Turtle

1 Herd of Wild PIGS - almost hit while I was driving the Toyota Yaris!!

Numerous Dolphin Sightings

1 Spinner Shark Sighting

2 Swollen Knees

We witnessed one drug bust at a Campground in Southern Ohio

We had an interesting neighbor...the infamous Billy Bob from Georgia

7 Bichon Sightings!!

1 flat tire on the scooter

2 Face Plants...fell off the bench at the Jacksonville Zoo and fell UP the steps at the Java Joint

1 Grilled Open Face Banana Nut Muffin...apparently they only do this in the South!

2 Days of Island Hopping

1 Day of exploring a GIANT Rock

1 Day of Zoo exploration

1 Day of High Wire Tram Riding

ZERO Palmetto Bugs - YAY!!

2 Huge Mounds of Fire Ants

3 Days of Batting at No See Ums

1 Day of simultaneous No Cable AND No WIFI - Now THAT was tough to deal with!!

1 Terrific Restaurant (Flagler Fish Company) where we picked out our own fresh fish, told them how we wanted it cooked and what type of seasonings we wanted it cooked with!

A Zillion GREAT, GREAT Oceanfront cups of coffee at the Java Joint in Beverly Beach

1 Trip to the Florida Citrus Mart where we got some terrific glazed pecans and a bag of fresh, juicy oranges

And.....It really IS possible for 2 humans and 3 dogs to co-exist in 480 square feet of living space vs. 4800 square feet!!

Yes. We are still speaking to each other!

If you ever get the chance to take a long road trip....go for it!! It is worth the time, it is worth the money....and it is an experience of a lifetime!!


Brenda said...

I'm so glad you had a fun adventure! I've enjoyed your photos and reading about your days.

Are you planning the next one yet?

I wouldn't last a week in close quarters with my husband. I'd be cuffed and in jail by the third day. :-)

Honeygo Beasley said...

How many manicures? (I was just trying to think of something that wasn't counted, lol!)

7 Bichon sighting - wow!

Glad to see you had a lovely trip in

Love the photos of Chloe, Ladybug and the Big Guy on your blog, btw.

Katya said...

And a partridge in a pear tree!!!!!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So glad the trip went well. Too bad you come home to HIGH winds and ugly weather. It will get better, though!!!

bermudabluez said...

Ha - I thought we'd have to duke it out while on the road too. Nope. Made out just fine.

Maybe every couple should be forced to live in small living quarters. One tends to NOT sweat the small stuff. Believe me!

It's much more important to keep the peace!

aims said...

No palmetto bugs! Hooray!

The snake you know I could do without.

Noseeums...ugh! Hate those. They love me!

No wifi? Ummmmm -

I love travelling like this.

Glad you had such a wonderful trip. Adjusting again is hard. Always make me long for being away again.

silvieon4 said...

And, how many of us did you take along with all your wonderful posts??

RockstarJen said...

What a wonderful recap! Glad had you so much fun!

Pamela said...

My husbands grandparents took a road trip for six months with Great Auntie fern and her husband, Bill

I've read Bill's diary of the trip, and it has some very similar touches.

I'm ready to roll. I wish.

The Brookfield Library said...

I'm ready to pack my bags but...

Something tells me you've already seen/read Doreen Orion's Queen of the Road: The True Tale of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of Its Own, but if you haven't:

Kellan said...

Tee hee - I love the way you recapped your trip!! It sounds like it was FABULOUS! I'm glad you had a great time and WOW how wonderful that you guys could take such a great trip.

Welcome home and I'll see you soon - Kellan

CrystalChick said...

AWESOME! I'm so glad you got to do this!! The pictures were terrific.... well, I don't know that I could have looked at all 4700 though! LOL

Welcome home!