Thursday, August 7, 2008

By the numbers...

National Parks Visited (this trip): 4 (Arches, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier- twice)
Miles Driven: 3,6XX
Cheapest Gas: $3.99 yesterday in Hungry Horse, MT (across Glacier NP, it was $4.60)
Laps Swam: a lot
Miles Cycled: 42 (I think)
Miles Hiked: 31 (over 5 hikes)
Elevation Gained and Lost While Hiking: 6000 feet (best guess)
Favorite Montana Beer To Date: Big Sky Moose Drool (brown ale)
Pints Consumed: 5 bottles and a mug
Favorite Spot in Whitefish: City Beach
Amount of Hours Spent on Beach Reading: 9-10 (a couple of hours a day; I burn)
Longest Hill on Favorite Bike Ride to Date: 1.2 miles
Minutes it takes to drive from town to Big Mtn: approx. 15
Quilts I have seen: approx. 440
Books I have read in full: one (For some reason, I almost never read while traveling.)
Number times per evening I look out at the mountains from my balcony: 6-10 (outside)
Huckleberries Eaten: zero-- I am still afraid I will be allergic; they look too similar to blueberries
Canadian Motorcyclists Seen on Road: a few hundred
Number of times I have done laundry while traveling: 2 (the third will be tonight)
Postcards Sent: 13 (if you want one, send me an email with your address)
Times in my life I have had this much time off from work: never-- Even if you added up all the days I have taken off, it would have taken me about 2-3 years to have that many days off over the regular course of work, including all holidays and vacations taken.

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