Idaho – By the Numbers:

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Idaho, state forty-six, by the numbers:

Total miles: 469

Total money gained: $0

Total money spent: $140.52
    Gas: $34.50
    Other transport: $61.42 (oil change)
    Food: $31.72
    Attractions: $6
    Other: $6.88

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $57.14

Total over budget: $83.38, though really only $21.96 if you ignore the oil change.

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

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $6 ($212.50 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $10 ($445 from $80)

Number of free meals: 4

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 3

Total nights spent with non-Couchsurfing hosts: 0

Total nights spent in the car: 0

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: 4

Total “Am I done yet…?” moments: 1

Total “This is so AMAZING, I can’t believe how AWESOME my life is!” moments: 6


Idaho Falls – Reed’s Dairy – Huckleberry Ice Cream – yum!

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve – super cool.

Especially in the fall for flight demonstrations – check out the World Birds of Prey Center in Boise – they have some really cool birds.

Kibroms Ethiopian and Eritrean Food in Boise is delicious and cheap, though good luck finding a parking spot during dinner time on the weekend…

If you’re lucky, you’ll see a massive potato pulled behind a truck on the highway which will make you feel you’ve had a true Idaho experience.


Boise Art Museum – but only if you’re really crunched for time, because it only takes about an hour to get through and is pretty neat.

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