Monday, September 30, 2013

One year recap

Staunton, VA

We had an uneventful drive from Saylorsburg, PA
to our overnight destination in Walmart parking lot here in Staunton, VA.

Tomorrow marks our 1 year anniversary of pulling out of our property in Plains, PA!

In that time a few stats:

We've driven 22789 miles
We've slept in 24 states.
Some of those states we've even seen! :-)

Fuel spent $7661.70
Campground Fees $3064.89
Repairs & Maintenance $3685.28
Cell phones/Internet/TV $3782.15
Groceries & Dining Out $10,888.37
Truck insurance & Roadside plan $1,286.40

There are other categories, money we put in savings, 
Onstar, Sirius, etc.
The ones listed above are the bigger budget amounts.

Overall, we did terrific in campground fees since we workamped 8.5 months
and saved money by overnighting in Walmarts and Flying J's.
Our grocery and dining out is best when we're working too.
Not as much socializing!

People ask what has been our favorite place so far.
Both of us really like Fort Pickens on the Gulf in Florida.
The state park in Tucson was beautiful with the mountains out our back window.

We are enjoying our time seeing the USA. There is so much more to see...
and slowly!


  1. I vote for Fort Pickens too! Absolutely love that area!
    Congrats on your anniversary!

  2. We've not been interested in Florida. Maybe someday will head there and change our minds.

    We love this part of Oklahoma. Would gladly settle here except for the TORNADOES!

    Congrats on the one year - many more to come!

  3. not sure we have driven that much yet in over 2.5 yrs - man you guys are moving...

  4. Congrats freshman year is over! Can't beat that work camping to stabilize the budget.

  5. Good for you for keeping all those stats on your first year. You sure have done some driving. We only driven that many miles in 3 years. LOL. We're slow pokes. Congratulations on your first of many happy years on the road!

  6. You beat us! We only drove 18,500 miles in our first year. :cO

  7. Has it been a year already? That just flew by!! Happy anniversary!

  8. Congrats on your one year anniversary and thanks for breaking out the annual cost, very helpful!

  9. Happy Anniversary-here's to many more!!

  10. Congrats on your anniversary! You can tell that you love the lifestyle. Here's to many more!!