Vacation by the Numbers

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some photos of pretty awesome landscapes in Colorado and Utah last week. It was fairly epic.

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom”

States visited: 2
Miles driven: 1,300
Miles hiked: 50
Elevation gained on foot: 6,730 feet
Highest point of elevation: 12,095 feet at Independence Pass

Outdoor weddings attended during a thunderstorm: 1
Hot springs soaked in: 8 (many pools, one place, different temperatures)
Times I cried while watching wild mustangs: 1

Gallons of water ingested: Infinite
Gallons of water sweated out: Also infinite
Accidental sunburns: 1
Times I panicked from fear of heights: 1
Times someone squealed “horsies!” when driving past a field of horses: Uncountable
Wild animals spotted: 11 (mustangs, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, gray fox, pallid bats, armadillo, peregrine falcon, canyon tree frog, turkeys, skinks)

Strange domesticated animals spotted: 3 (ostriches, bison, longhorn)
State parks visited: 1
National parks/forests/monuments visited: 7
Times we drove around on random BLM land and feared we might get stranded in the literal middle of nowhere: 1
Times we got stranded in the literal middle of nowhere: 0
Times per day I said “wow” or called something “amazing”: approximately 1500

Favorite photos taken: Too many to count, so here’s a hodge podge of ones I love.

4 thoughts on “Vacation by the Numbers

    1. Nah we flew to Denver and then drove all over CO and UT until we ended up in Salt Lake City and flew home from there. Still. It was a LOT of time on the road – which was super fun because we saw a lot of stuff that is about as different from Wisconsin as you can get.


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