Sunday, August 3, 2008

Update - A New Home

We made it to Ohio! It was a long, but totally successful trip. We ended up going with the 5’x8’ trailer and pulled it with our ’98 Chevy Lumina. This was the much cheaper, less certain option compared to renting a truck and pulling our car. So here are the trip stats...

Left Colorado Springs: Thursday, July 31, 5:00 AM
Arrived in Chicago and stayed with my sister: Friday, August 1, 3:00 PM
Arrived in Cleveland: Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 PM

Traveled: 1,500 miles
Spent: $1,120 on U-Haul rentals, gas, and one hotel stay
Ate: Thousands of calories worth of road-trip food
Maximum speed: 65 mph (downhill)
Hauled: 220 cubic feet of goods
Broke down: Never
Used air conditioning: Almost never
Sweated: Gallons

Like I said, very successful.

Here's a picture of the rig...

I'll keep you posted as we begin to settle in.


Grammie Monica said...

Hi Jessica. I thought about you during your travel days. I'm so happy that all went well and you arrived safely. I'll be anxious to read your updates. We just spent an awesomely wonderful weekend in the mountain cabin that we call ours but really belongs to someone else. Take care. Monica

Jessica said...

Hi Monica! Thanks for thinking of us. We're really enjoying my family - burgers at my aunt's house tonight. Glad to hear you had a great time at the cabin. Miss you!

tc said...

holy cow! impressive!!