On Tuesday we arrived back in Los Angeles after 3 months on the road! Our epic adventure took us up the west coast from LA to Vancouver, then east to Calgary before zigzagging down through Montana,Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Colorado etc.
Our trip took us from dramatic coastline to rugged mountains, rivers and lakes, from cities to college towns to many national parks. I tried to map out our route but because Google Maps is terrible and limits the number of destinations you can input (and I had no luck with other apps) I’ve done two very rough outlines of our trip:
Quite a messy route!
Here are our vital stats:
Days in America/Canada: 105 (94 and 11 respectively)
Miles covered: 10,672 (that’s 17,075 kilometres!)
States/provinces visited: 10 US States (California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada) and 2 Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Alberta)
National Parks visited: 12 in America and 3 in Canada;Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mt Rainier, Revelstoke (Canada), Glacier (Canada), Banff (Canada), Glacier (US), Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon.
Nights camping: 50
Nights at motels/hostels: 31
Nights with family/friends: 24
Burgers/beers/pancakes/ice creams consumed: god only knows!
Ugh looking at
all some the food we’ve consumed is kind of shocking!
So what next? Well this weekend we are spending a couple of nights in Malibu and then on Monday we begin our next leg of the trip, which involves taking a month to drive from LA to Florida all along the south.
We will stop in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Charleston, just to name a few. I’m so excited!
Farewell West Coast, it’s been awesome.