1/31/2105 – The numbers and the end of the road (for now)


After a grimy, nasty, rainy, muddy drive from Magdalena de Kino today, we arrived at our new little homebase

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Wish I had Photoshop so I could draw a tongue hanging out of Flipper’s grill as she breathes a big sigh of relief.  But really, she took the trip in stride.  Here are the numbers:

Total miles traveled:  9,133

Miles traveled in US: 6,085

Miles traveled in Mexico: 3,048

Average distance traveled (including long stops): 57.8 miles/day

Most miles traveled in a day: 340

Fewest miles traveled in a day (not including the “zero mile” days): 13

“Zero Mile” days: 87 (55% of the total trip)

Total length of trip: 158 days

Total spent on gas: $1,994.51

Average price of gas in US: $3.41/gal

Average price of gas in Mexico: $3.49/gal

Average mileage: 16.12 MPG (about 0.5 mpg higher than we’d hoped for)

Total spent on Mexican cuotas (toll roads): $367.47

Total spent on RV parks and campgrounds: Unknown because, unfortunately I forgot to keep track.

Mechanical problems: 0 (other than having to use a bungee to keep the shifter from hopping out of 4th gear)

Quarts of oil added during the trip: 5

Flat tires: 0

No. of times the weld broke causing the spare tire rack, along with the spare tire and both bikes to fall off the back of the camper right in the middle of the road: 1

No. of times we were stopped by policemen for traffic infraction on this trip: 0

No. of military checkpoints where we were stopped and searched: 1


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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5 Responses to 1/31/2105 – The numbers and the end of the road (for now)

  1. jamesdane says:

    It must feel nice to be “Home”, now you just have to make it feel like home. We were at Organpipe a few days ago and I was thinking of how close we were to your new digs. Relax and recharge your batteries for the next adventure.

  2. Nita says:

    End of the road for now. Hope it is not the end of your posts! Welcome Home!

  3. SailVivacia says:

    Glad you’re “home” safe & sound. We’re in Xtapa after removing a leaking water heater. We can live without it down here, where it’s warm, and all the way back up to La Paz, as we head into summer. This is on the heels of rebuilding the main head. I just wanted to let you know all the fun you’re missing not living on the boat for awhile.

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