As I did with May, I will post our expenses for the month of June for gas, campgrounds and entertainment. I have decided not to include fishing in with our entertainment costs, and will post those expenses when I do a final summary of our trip costs when we are back in the lower 48.
We drove a total of 1,708 miles in June on our motorhome. Gas prices in British Columbia and the Yukon are significantly higher than Alberta. We paid between 2.077/liter and 2.349/liter, which comes to $7.86/gallon Canadian (or $6.13 American) and $8.89/gallon Canadian (or $6.94 American).
Gas prices in Alaska have ranged from $5.24 to $5.859. And they have been coming down since we crossed into Alaska on June 18th. Our total cost for gas for the month of June was $1,403.05. For July, we will be staying longer in various cities, instead of driving every one to three days. So that should cut down gas costs for July. I am also keeping track of gas costs for our Honda CRV that we are towing, and will put that in our final expense summary.
Although we didn’t like Canadian fuel prices, they were offset by cheaper campgrounds than Alaska. For our 30 nights in June, we paid a total of $1200.73 for campgrounds, for a cost of $40.02 per night. Sounds expensive, but still cheaper than a hotel! The campgrounds in Alaska have a short season – basically June 1 to September 1 is their main window of business.
Our total expenses for sightseeing tours and museums was $443.46. The biggest chunk was $340.00 for our glacier boat tour on the LuLu Belle in Valdez, Alaska for the two of us, including a fuel surcharge that everyone seems to be adding. It was a wonderful cruise and I highly recommend it. (future blog post coming on that)
And speaking of blogging, I have been thinking about what I want to do with the blog. I’m about three weeks behind posting. I thought about just doing a weekly summary of our travels and put in lots of photos, but I have decided against that. Using Instagram has allowed me to do a short current update, so people know where we are.
I will continue to plug away on the blog, and do more detailed posts. Many people have texted or e-mailed that they like the information. Others just like the photos! I would need a full day just to go through photos and write posts to get all caught up, but I’m more interested in playing tourist! I will get to blogging when I can.
INSTAGRAM POSTS JUNE 16 – JUNE 30
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Quote of the Day: “The most important story we’ll ever write in life is our own – not with ink but with our daily choices.” – Richard Paul Evans