South Dakota – By the Numbers:

Brittany Swanson   April 11, 2016   Comments Off on South Dakota – By the Numbers:

South Dakota, state thirty-one, by the numbers:

Total miles: 967

Total money gained: $0

Total money spent: $84.67
    Gas: $59.35
    Other transport: $0
    Food: $6.15
    Attractions: $11
    Other: $8.17

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $100.00

Total under budget: $15.33

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: $15 ($325 from $80)

Number of free meals: 6

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: 2

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 7

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: 15


Black Hills Bagel – super yummy.

Mount Rushmore – but go around noon, so there are no shadows on the faces.

Custer State Park – beautiful.

Badlands – Contra Basin Overlook, and Pinnacles.

Rapid City – Art Alley (between 6th & 7th streets, and Main St. and St. Joseph St.)


Driving all the way across the state…it’s kind of flat and boring…

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