Statistics

In contrast with Stephanie’s right-brain retrospectives, I wanted to post some left-brained numbers about the trip: Time on the road: 621 days, or 1 year, 8 months, and 14 days. Miles driven: 32,107 Gallons of gasoline: 1950.6 Average MPG: 16.46…

Retrospective Número Uno

When I find myself thinking of our trip, it comes back to me in bits and pieces that look something like this. People continue to ask us about our favorite parts of the trip, and I wish we could ‘wow’…

Coming home

My friends here have a specific term we use when talking about the act of returning from a long trip: re-entry. I’m not quite sure who coined it (Sam? Lindsay?), but to me the breathless descent through the atmosphere that…

Violence and security

After money, the number-two topic that people like to ask us about our trip is safety. I first heard it from my friend’s uncle in Utah. She had told me he had taken a similar road trip through Central America…