Vacation to South Dakota: Stats and Facts

Stats and Facts from my Vacation:
Total Mileage: 2975 miles
Amount of Gas bought: 98.098 Gallons
Average MPG: 30.32
Number of Batteries changed in my car: 1
Number of Engine Overheats: 4 (all homeward bound)
Number of Wind Turbine Trucks Passed on the Highway: 4
Number of States Visited: 3 (South Dakota; Wyoming, Iowa)
Number of Interstates Clinched: 1 (I-90 in South Dakota, drove its entire length)
Number of National Parks Visited: 7 (Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Minuteman Missile Site, Pipestone)
Number of Scenic Byways Driven:3 (Spearfish Canyon, Needles Highway, Badlands Loop)
Number of State Parks Visited: 1 (Custer State Park)
Number of City Parks Visited: 2 (Memorial Park, Rapid City; Falls Park, Sioux Falls)
Number of Cabela’s Passed: 3 (Owatonna, MN; Mitchell, SD, Rapid City, SD)
Number of State Capitols Visited: 1 (Pierre, SD)
Number of Museums Visited: 2 (SD Air and Space; Museum of Geology on campus of SD School of Mines)
Highest City Reached: Custer, SD (Elevation 5300 feet).
Highest Elevation Reached: Not sure, some of the points on the Highway were higher than Custer. It’s less than 6300, I never got a chance to go up to a driveable peak because the gravel road looked poor after the storm…
Number of Hailstorms Witnessed: 1 (it left deposited hail that looked like snow in the morning!)

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