Arizona: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   March 5, 2016   Comments Off on Arizona: By the Numbers

Arizona, state twenty-six, by the numbers:

Total miles: 1,121

Total money earned: $0

Total money spent: $205.53
    Gas: $61.50
    Other transport: $33.80 (car part)
    Food: $42.98
    Attractions: $53.25
    Other: $14

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $171.42

Total over budget: $34.11 (minus the car part would only be $0.31…)

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $0

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($151 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $42 ($170 from $80)

Number of free meals: 5

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: 2

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 2

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 2

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 5

Total “Oh my gosh, what am I doing?! Am I freaking crazy?!” moments: 0

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 16

ARIZONA MUST-SEES/MUST-DOS:

Little Colorado River Gorge – on the way to the Grand Canyon – a good easing into it…

The Grand Canyon: South Rim – Lipan Point, Bright Angel Trail, Marcopia Point, Hopi Point, Mojave Point, Pima Point, and The Abyss. Also, I totally want to go to the North Rim, but it’s only open in the summer…

Watch the sunset from Dobbins Lookout in Phoenix, AZ.

ARIZONA THINGS TO SKIP IF YOU’RE CRUNCHED FOR TIME:

Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ – it’s cool, but I feel like the pictures on the internet are better than the $48 cost to see it for myself. If you must go, go in the summer so the colors will be better.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – it’s hot in the desert, definitely stay longer than a day trip if you’re going to go.

Mather Point at the Grand Canyon – overcrowded and not the best view.

 

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