Can you really put a price on this view? Well actually, you can. And I’m here to tell you what that price is.
Those of you who’ve followed tabadabadoo for a while know I usually do a complete “numbers” blog post at the and of long summer trips. This year, I’m doing two – one at both ends of the trip.
Here’s the breakdown of the ~2.000-mile trip from Wilmington, Delaware to Santa Fe, New Mexico between June 27 and July 1, 2022. Diesel and camping fees.
The average cost of Diesel was $5.30 and ranged from $5.10 to $5.61 per gallon. I just filled up today (August 9) in Santa Fe for $4.53/gal. My trip home should cost much less.
And here’s where I stayed en route.
$47.12 – Hungry Mother State Park (Marion, VA)
$56.64 – Memphis KOA Journey (Marion, AR)
$30 – Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park (Hinton, OK)
$34 – Palo Duro Canyon State Park (TX)
$18 – Santa Rosa Lake State Park (NM)
Grand total for gas and camping: $910.76
But, it all led to this.
At some point I’ll break down cost for the seven weeks of Santa Fe camping. Spoiler alert – it’s very reasonable.