We just got back from our trip to the Rockies and today I sat down and tallied up what we spent.
Getting Some Gas
The biggest expense, of course, was gas. We spent $335 on gas to drive from Omaha to Denver and back, with some stops along the way. According to the spreadsheet I kept for our travels we got 14 mpg on our trip, averaging 75 mph on the interstate and doing plenty of mountain driving.
The next highest expense at $92 was food. It was strictly eating out and buying us and the kids some coffee before dropping them off. We didn’t include the money we spent on the food we took with us. We cooked breakfast in the RV each day and supper for two nights, and bought meals every other time. We could have done better on this point.
Next up was our campground expense. We only spent $56 on that for the two nights we spent in campgrounds. We could have done better on that, too, by not spending the night in North Platte.
The last expense was miscellaneous expenses and that amounted to $34. We paid to get into the park and bought a few things along the way.
We had a great trip and even though it was rushed, it was fun. We definitely couldn’t have taken it in Cousin Eddie where we got 8 mpg on a good day. And we couldn’t have fit into our campsite with Cousin Eddie. Trading off to get Sparky was a great choice and it fit us well.