Minnesota – By the Numbers:

Minnesota, state thirty-two, by the numbers:

Total miles: 1,325

Total money gained: $80 (family birthday money)

Total money spent: $273.87 ($388.84 counting filing my taxes…)
    Gas: $104.75
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $53.97
    Attractions: $0
    Other: $115.15
    Taxes: $114.97

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $414.27

Total under budget: $140.40 (Counting taxes under budget: $25.43)

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $177

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

National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($325 from $80)

Number of free meals: 38

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 15

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 0

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: 0

Total number of family/friend hosts/homes: 2

Total dates: 2

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 1

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 15

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: 53

MINNESOTA MUST-SEES/MUST-DOS:

Definitely only go between May-August otherwise it’ll probably be cold…

Say hello to my family! Seriously, they’re amazing! I’m sure you’ll love them!

Wander around Uptown in Minneapolis.

Wander around Canal Park in Duluth.

Gooseberry Falls – Two Harbors, MN. It’s beautiful and the hike to Lake Superior is pretty freaking sweet.

The Minnesota Zoo is pretty cool, though the stopped running the Monorail which I always thought was the best part and the Como Zoo is free, so better…

Alex went to Spaghetti Factory, which I always used to love.

The Walker Art Center is pretty cool, though I didn’t make it this time…

The Sculpture Garden near Walker is also awesome.

The Capitol if you’re into that.

Minnehaha Falls, and Taylors Falls.

Really any lake, again if you’re here in the summer…

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji…

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

The Mall of America…it’s really not that exciting, except maybe if you’re ten and get to ride on all the rides.

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

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