Our US road trip in numbers

Well it’s been pretty much non-stop since we got home from our US road trip and I’m going to be writing lots of blogs posts about our favourite places along Route 66 in the weeks to come. But first of all I wanted to just do a quick round-up of our trip from Santa Fe to San Francisco.

Number of days: Eight

Distance travelled: 1,408 miles/2,266km

Number of states travelled through: Four (New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California)


Excited to arrive in Arizona!

Hours spent in the car: 30


Wind in our hair on Route 66

Number of times I forgot I was driving an automatic: One

Number of times we got lost: Umm…

Amount of money spent (and then won back) in Vegas: $1

Number of independent diners/restaurants we ate in: 10


Dinner at the bowling alley in Bishop

Number of McDonalds we visited: Zero

Hottest temperature: 53C/128F (Death Valley)


Feeling the heat

Coldest temperature: 0C/32F (Yosemite)

Number of photos taken: 742

Highest altitude: 3,030m/9,940ft (Tioga Pass, Yosemite)

Lowest altitude: 26m/85ft below sea level (Death Valley)

Number of engagements: One

Yes, that’s right – Mr A asked me to marry him in Yosemite! It was the perfect end to our amazing Route 66 road trip and now it’s definitely time to start planning the honeymoon…


Happy days!