Colorado – By the Numbers:

Brittany Swanson   March 26, 2016   Comments Off on Colorado – By the Numbers:

Colorado, state thirty, by the numbers:

Total miles: 819

Total money gained: $0

Total money spent: $79.99
    Gas: $54.50
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $17.86
    Attractions: $0
    Other: $7.63

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

Total under budget: $62.86

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $20

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

National Park Interagency pass: $30 ($310 from $80)

Number of free meals: 9

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 5

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 1

Total number of hosts/homes stayed in: 4

Total number of Couchsurfing hosts/homes: 4

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 0

Total dates: 0

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 0

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 14

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: 18


Mesa Verde National Park – Mesa Top Loop and see all the pueblo dwellings built right into the cliffs. It’s amazing!

Colorado Springs – Garden of the Gods, such a cool place to wander and explore.

Rocky Mountain National Park – Sprague Lake – the view is incredible!

Estes Park – fun touristy town to wander in when you go to the Rockies. Have some ice cream!


Getting caught in a blizzard. It was literally gorgeous and then all of a sudden we had twelve inches of snow and the next day half of it had melted. What?!

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