Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Friday, January 9, 2015

2014 End of Year Recap

Well 2014 has come to an end and I am looking over some of our year end facts and figures.  I use these as I prepare our 2015 budget.

For people that like to track and compare these kind of things I have prepared a short summary of our 2014 activities and some expenses.

5095 towed miles

14038  miles driven

1102 Gal. Fuel   $4005.00

Ave Cost 3.63 per gallon

MPG  12.74 Combined

28 Campgrounds  $6117.00

13 States

We started 2014 in Florida spending time in 7 State Parks and 1 COE park. After Exiting Florida we made our way north stopping in Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and then on to Keokuk, IA to do our annual doctor appointments and visit with family and friends.
Mangrove trail at John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo
Alligators at Myakka River State Park near Sarasota
Dolphins at St Joe Peninsula State Park

Alabama Space and Rocket Center  Huntsville,AL
We then traveled to Palo,Ia to Camp Host at Pleasant Creek State Park for 5 months and spend time with the Kids and Grand kids. On Oct 8 we headed south to Keokuk to attend a wedding and then straight east through Illinois,Indiana,Ohio,Pennsylvania,and landing in Maryland to spend a week in DC.
World War 2 Memorial
On  From there a week in Williamsburg,VA, a week in Kitty Hawk,NC and a visit with friends in Charleston,SC.

Yorktown Victory Monument,VA
Wright Brothers Memorial Replica Flyer
Meeting a Charleston Fire Fighter
With the weather starting to change it was time to get to Florida with  a repeat stop at Sebastion Inlet for Thanksgiving and then to Bahia Honda and Curry Hammock for most of the month of December, bringing in the New Year at Johnathan Dickinson State Park located in Hobe,FL just north of Jupiter.

Sunset from our site at Bahia Honda
Launching kayaks from Curry Hammock

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

WOW  What a year!