Mississippi: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   February 9, 2016   Comments Off on Mississippi: By the Numbers

Mississippi, state twenty, by the numbers:

Total miles: 495

Total money earned: $0

Total money spent: $100.63
    Gas: $39.35
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $38.28
    Attractions: $15
    Other: $8

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $99.99

Total over budget: $0.64

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

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($120 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($92 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: 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: 5


Ole Miss Museum in Oxford has an interesting array of art, the classics collection alone is worth a visit.

Sneaky Beans in Jackson has good local coffee, but DON’T get a smoothie…

Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson has an outstanding collection of local artists – gives an excellent feel for Mississippi culture.

If it’s warm go to a beach on the Gulf Coast, even if it’s not warm the beaches are still nice.

I heard Natchez State Park is cool but it was rainy when I was there so I didn’t make it, could be worth your time.


Ida B. Wells Museum in Holly Springs, really not that impressive, kind of out of the way.

Beauvoir in Biloxi was the final home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The museum was a huge let down, not worth the the ten bucks. I learned a few things but not enough.


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