Texas: By the Numbers

Texas, state twenty-four, by the numbers:

Total miles: 1,440

Total money earned: $0

Total money spent: $271.08
    Gas: $82.75
    Other transport: $79.04 (parking and oil change)
    Food: $67.34
    Attractions: $41.95
    Other: $0

Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $271.42

Total under budget: $0.34

Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $97

North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $8 ($141 from $100)

National Park Interagency pass: $0 ($92 from $80)

Number of free meals: 13

Total nights spent with people I already knew: 0

Total nights spent with Couchsurfing hosts: 9

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 (or 2 depending on how you look at it…)

Total encounters with Mrs. Meyer’s soap: 1

Total unexpected, but awesome experiences: 34

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: 56

TEXAS MUST-SEES/MUST-DOS:

Dallas – Nasher Sculpture Center was cool, especially if they still have the piece by Ann Veronica Jannsens.

Dallas – Crow Collection of Asian Art was really interesting.

Houston Space Center – spend the whole day – it’s AWESOME!

Fort Davis – McDonald Observatory Star Party – the drive there (from the East) is beautiful, they have a cool laser pointer that reaches the sky and point out the constellations with it, and the lo-res view of the moon was worth any long drive! (Though beware there is NO Cell Phone Service up there for like an hour around the Observatory).

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

Dallas Contemporary Art Museum  – I liked one of the three exhibits being shown.

Houston – Car Art Museum – neat view of art cars you see around, cool to see in one place, would’ve liked to see more.

San Antonio – The Alamo – it took forever to figure out what exactly happened at The Alamo the museum information was not terribly great and it’s not all that impressive to look at.

El Paso – much smaller than I thought, just worked on the blog the day I was there.

 

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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