The trip across the country has come to an end and now we have an amazing collection of memories that will last a lifetime. The kids gained a much better understanding of the scope and breadth of this country. Strangely, cycling didn’t come up often during the trip, with the exception of visits to a few shops in a few cities. Instead, this was the chance to experience a multitude of new things with my family, and escape the computer, work, and the usual daily routine.
I’ve compiled a short list of trip trivia:

• 8,303 miles driven
• 37 States visited
• 32 fuel fill-ups
• 23 museums or cultural institutions visited
• 4 National Parks visited
• 1 trip interruption due to van breaking down (in Buffalo)
• 33 days away