Friday, September 20, 2013

Travel By The Numbers

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Some numbers from our trip, along with pictures of some of the ways we got from place to place:

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329 days.
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29 states; 20 new to at least one of us.
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34 countries; 31 new to at least one of us.
Sunrise Takeoff
40 flights, and 55,000 miles
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34,000 pictures, in 528 GB of disk space.
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2,700 pictures posted; 1,300 more to post.
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201 blog posts (and counting);  153 outside the US,  29 on the road trip, and 19 pre-trip.
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17 modes of transportation : car, Jeep, plane, boat, bus, train, subway, scooter, tuk-tuk, bicycle, kayak, foot, swimming, balloon, elephant, camel, and donkey.  The ‘always with us’ Jesus on the South American bus below may have been an attempt to comfort terrified passengers.
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10 journals (726 5”x9” pages).
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111 servings of gelato.
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30 pounds gained (all Lana).
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2 urgent care visits (1 each); 2 falls (both Lana); 4 illnesses (2 each).
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4 friends who met us somewhere on the road; 5 friends who let us stay in their homes (we are incredibly grateful to all of them!).
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20 new friends we made along the way.
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7 rental cars.
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130 different beds in hotels, hostels, boats, trains and tents.   25 on the road trip, and 105 around the world.
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8 haircuts (3 Lana; 5 David).
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Lots of firsts.  Lots of great experiences; a few miserable ones.  Lots of great meals, and a handful of so-so ones.  Lovely people in every single country.

One fantastic trip.  And one marriage that’s stronger than it was when we started out.  We can’t say the same for our bank account, but we have no regrets there.