The Great Around-the-USA Adventure
Get-Home-Itis: Ontario, New York, Vermont
29 Jun 08: Well, playing the tourers is finally over - time to get our act in gear and head for home. Nearly 900 miles to go, across Ont, NY, and VT. We accomplished it in 4 days - pretty impressive for the slow-pokes that we normally are.
For pictures and comments of all the campgrounds we visited, click on "Campground Reviews" in Top Menu or on the links in the journal.
|Leaving Sault Ste Marie, MI, for Sault Ste Marie, Ont, we headed up over the International Bridge. That's the top of the railroad lift bridge to the left.|
|We also passed over the American locks, which we had visited a couple of days earlier.|
|In the middle of the St Mary's River are the remains of the rapids which prompted the construction of the locks.|
|For a second we thought this plane was actually coming in to land, but it turns out to be a display at the Bushplane Museum.|
|48 hours later wa have traversed Ont, from SSM to North Bay, down to Ottawa, and on to the border at Cornwall NY.|
|Approaching US customs after crossing the Seaway Bridge. We had no problems at either border crossing.|
|It was a short drive across northern New York to Rouses Point. Here we came across a reminder of the rural nature of this part of the state.|
|Our last night of our incredible journey ended at Allis State Park in Vermont, where a gorgeous sunset over the Green Mountains provided a great final picture.|
In short, we covered 28 states: MA, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, SD, MN, WI, MI, VT plus Ontario.
Days on the road = 235
Miles driven and avg miles/day = 11,871 miles and 51 miles/day
Avg cost/day and avg cost/mile = $53.45/day and $1.06/mile
Gas mileage (avg mpg/tank) = 10.0 mpg (driving 55 mph or less)
Fuel (total, avg/day) = $4147.92 / $17.65
Groceries (total, avg/day) = $2800.79 / $11.91
Camping (total, avg/night) = $2630.07 / $11.19
Eating out (total, avg/) = $514.46 / $2.19
Propane (total, avg/day) = $58.97 / $0.25
Attractions = $144.00
LD maintenance = $3009.02
LD maintenance included 4 LOF’s, new tires and alignment, and repairs at the factory. (Not included are LED taillights, new sofa cushion from Butterfields, and Tireman stems $1028.00)
Also not included are gifts for family and other miscellaneous costs.