60 days, plus a few driving and mental health days, for a total of 68.
Events missed: 0.
Event tardies: 0.
Event reschedules: 0.
Five full-time humans to make it happen (1 Pamela, 1 Marie, 1/2 Eric, 1/3 Stephanie, 1/3 Allie, 1/3 Heidi, and 1/2 other human consisting of stints by Susie, Clark, Susanne, and Liz :-D).
Revolving companions: seven (Liz, Eric, Marie, Susie, Clark, Stephanie, Susanne).
Full-time companion: one . . . Petey!
One Bookmobile. One car rental for one day while Bookmobile was NOT getting repaired.
45 RV parks. Four hotels. Seven home stays.
Five traffic stops and warnings, and ZERO tickets!
Parts broken on RV: 1 toilet, 1 water pump, 1 generator, 1 water heater cover, 1 water pump cover, 1 ladder (before we ever left), 1 rear view camera, 1 microwave, 1 cabinet/counter set broken free from moorings, all rear lights.
Caps lost from RV: 2 gas, 2 water tank.
Books sold in stores: ~3,000 paperback.
Books sold in ecommerce during same period: 1,000+.
Media: 6 TV, 8 radio, countless web and print (We’re still trying to track them all down).
Clean gut cleanse diets completed on the road: four (Eric, Pamela, Marie, and Susanne).
Awesome people = 100 x the number of wackos 😉
Subscribers added to new release 2x yearly eblast: 1000.
Books written on the road: 2 (Loser and the Summer 2014 release Redneck Writer Road Trip ;-D).
Books released while on the road: two (Leaving Annalise and Loser).
Book Tour Blogs: 28 (nearly 40,000 words).
Other writing done on road: nine September Leaving Annalise blog tour posts.
Ugly mood swings: fewer than expected.
Absolute Pamelot breakdowns: two, but I rallied and had my family around me, so all was well.
Hours slept: the DPS would not want me to admit this.
Accomplishments: survival. Stay tuned as we figure out this fall whether we will achieve some of our goals as a result of this massive endeavor.
It was the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy some of my favorite photos from the journey, and thanks for following along.
<3 <3 <3
p.s. Out of all these cities, we ended up with no pictures of only Jackson, MS and High Point, NC. Not too bad!