Hello and welcome back for part 8 of this 8 part review of our first-year anniversary of travel and blogging . If you have been following along we hope we you were able to laugh a bit at just some of the many lessons learned over the first year of our travels.
What a big, wide, wonderful world it is out there in these United States, so many small towns with kind and generous people, and then there is blogging cyberspace. We had no idea when we started blogging what an enormous, warm, enriching community was out there. We had this idea of putting our stories out there but what we didn’t think about was the wonderful world of fellow bloggers sharing their stories.Thank you for sharing.
Some of you may be curious how the numbers crunch out in summary of our year blogging and being on the road. We logged 286 posts, had folks from 104 countries looking at our site, received 5,532 comments, 38,000 views on posts, drove approximately 20,000 miles, visited and talked with folks in 28 states, experienced elevations ranging from sea level to 6,700 feet above sea level, expended approximately 2,000 gallons of gasoline, received 5 oil changes, encountered temperatures between minus 5 to plus 100 degrees above zero (minus 20 to plus 37 degrees Celsius), drove through blinding snow storms, camped in over 36 inch deep snows, drove through torrential rain storms, survived 3 incidents of food poisoning and, the best part of it all, was neither one of us wanted to throw the other or Emma out the window!
Now we’d say this has been a successful year, wouldn’t you? We are so excited about what this new year will bring and look forward to meeting and learning from more wonderful folks like you as we continue to explore the USA Through Our Eyes. Thank you all once again for your support and encouragement.
Well hope you’ll return for more in the year ahead.