Alabama: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   January 22, 2016   Comments Off on Alabama: By the Numbers

Alabama, state eighteen, by the numbers:

Total miles: 752

Total money earned: $0

Total money spent: $123.61
    Gas: $54
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $22.11
    Attractions: $30.50
    Other: $17

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $142.85

Total under budget: $19.24

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $10

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0

National Park Interagency pass: $0

Number of free meals: 11

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 4

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 0

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 3

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 3

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 1

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 4

Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 1

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 7


Gulf Shores – beaches – I didn’t go on my trip because it’s winter, but they have surprisingly nice beaches in Alabama.

Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, and appreciate and utilize your right to vote.

Go to the Rosa Parks museum in Montgomery.

Spend time at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.


National Voting Rights Museum in Selma – I learned a lot, but if you’re really crunched for time…

Railroad Park in Birmingham – I enjoyed it but, it’s just a park….


Are there any other number related things or best’s or whatnot you’d like to know? Leave me a comment below!