driving across country, by the numbers

Because I like to crunch numbers, I thought it would be fun to look at my journey from Las Vegas to Indianapolis in terms of actual numbers. Here goes…

103.51
Gallons of gas purchased

$37.61
Total money spent on food and beverages

1,844.7
Miles driven, doorstep-to-doorstep

32 hours, 33 minutes
Total driving time

56.67
Average miles per hour

2
McDonald’s stops

12
Pop-Tarts consumed

8
Diet Cokes drank

14
Bottle of water drank

0
Showers during drive

5
Number of states visited in first 24 hours

2
Man-made landmarks passed (Hoover Dam, Gateway to the West)

2
Large, roadside crosses passed

18
Total stops for fuel and rest breaks

255.1
Most miles driven being fuel stops

19.655
Average miles per gallon

$2.94
Most expensive gas price (Williams, Arizona)

$2.55
Least expensive gas price (Joplin, Missouri)

13 hours, 42 minutes
Time spent sleeping

$8
Toll charges for the privilege of driving across Oklahoma

1
Faulty door latch, forcing many unscheduled stops on the highway

50 hours, 38 minutes
Time it took to get from Las Vegas to Indianapolis

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