Day 42: Sunday to Home

Landed around 9:30am on New Years Eve. quickly through the formalities, then a series of trains to get home.

A few stats and observations.

  • 42 days
  • Around 6000 miles driven in 30 days
  • Fuel cost between $2.09 and $3:39 per gallon, mostly around $2.30. That’s between $0.55 and $0.89 per litre (while the price in Oz was around $1.40 / L
  • 436739 steps according to my phone’s pedometer, but I know it was turned off some of the time, so lets call it about half a million steps
  • Most steps in one day: 23791 in Boston
  • Currency conversion rate: Between 72 and 75 US cents to the AU dollar, mostly locked in at around 74 cents
  • QantasCash debit card for most expenses. Highly recommend. Locked in good exchange rates in the months prior to the trip. Just one catch. Don’t top it up just before the Xmas holiday weekend. It took 4 days to clear the new funds due to the weekend and public holidays. By the time we had access to the funds we almost didn’t need them because we were almost home.
  • Total expenses for everything including things that will last into the future (passports, luggage, opal card top ups, etc: Just under $33000. That’s about $8000 per person.
  • Value of the experience: Immeasurable x 4.

Many thanks to Simon for bringing us home from the station, Jane for collecting the mail and providing a few essentials for when we arrived home, Julie and Paul for minding Domino, Steve for his wonderful introduction to the USA when we first arrived and everyone who has read and commented on our travels across the USA ‘On the Road Again’.

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4 Responses to Day 42: Sunday to Home

  1. Steve Fargie says:

    Glad you all had a great time even with the TRUMP effect. Come back anytime, plenty more to see. Also try and convince your younger brother to get on over here and I’ll take him on a Road trip across the USA as your blog is making us wanting to get “On the Road Again” ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  2. Kevin & Gail says:

    Now I bet you โ€œCANโ€™T WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAINโ€ after this amazing adventure. So pleased to have yโ€™all back home safely.

  3. Steve Fargie says:

    Wow cool stats, plus amazing how you planned it out so well with the timing plus some luck before the BIG freeze took hold in the regions you traveled. Like you said….immeasurable experience for all and the best way to experience the real U.S. of A. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Also you brought back some great memories for me reading your blog, makes me want to get on the road ๐Ÿ˜ and travel in the near future further East….anyway enjoy the memories and amazing photos you took….cheers Steve

  4. Sandra says:

    Great trip! Recognised a few spots!. love the photos especially of the whole family- growing up ! Hope to see you in 2018. xx

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