45 days gone from home, so far, and another 21 planned, more or less

1,476 miles so far, door to door, not counting sightseeing, wrong turns, shopping, eating, and joy rides; 3,051 more miles expected to get me back to Virginia

5 different “campsites” so far, including one yard and one driveway

23 visits from friends and family in Minnesota (some came by more than once)

1 winery visited (with requisite wine flight tested), and 3 coffee houses (one with coffee flight)

6 nieces, 3 nephews, and 5 kiddos spent time with, here and in Ohio

5 nights with an overnight guest, so far

$760 spent on campground fees

$554.59 spent on gas to get here, + $105 tolls (some is balance remaining on EZ Pass yet)

1 2008 blue Chrysler Sebring convertible purchased!

990 miles put on convertible already, joy-riding but about half to get it checked out mechanically and to visit family

$240 spent on new car (floor mats, mechanic check/oil change, seat cover, leather cleaners, windshield screen, gas, extra key)

5 women I met here that I have exchanged contact info with

4 jars of pickles,1 bottle of Western style dressing bought (+3 jars pickles and 1 Western for gifts), and 5# favorite coffee to take home

7 souvenir coffee mugs purchased (4 as gifts)

Best buy: 2 Hummel wine glasses found in thrift store, to replace broken ones and complete set I have had since 1977) for $4 each!!!!!