Monday, February 4, 2013

Roadrunner Financials - December 2012

Roadrunner Recap
We spent the entire month at one of my favorite places:  
  • Sigsbee Campground in Key West
It was 'Another Day in Paradise' for the whole  month in Key West.

Here's an interactive map of where we camped during the month. Click on the letters (waypoints) to see locations:

Or if you prefer, a static map of travels during the month:

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget
Here's a snapshot of our spending for the month:

Biggest Expenses
Not a big mystery on where the money went this month:  eating and gifts in Key West.

Large One Time Cost Item
We did run over run our budget on the internet data plan.

Monthly Average

In December, we had a very good month and came in $700 under budget.   We did not spent any money on diesel fuel or maintenance this month.  Those can be big numbers.

On average for the whole year, 2012 was a good one.  We can't complain, only $300 over budget.  Obviously we need to make some adjustments, but we are very happy.

We had a rough stretch earlier in the year.  Mostly we had RV maintenance issues.  We spent a couple times in the Diesel shop getting our manifold gasket fixed and filters changed and we bought new tires for the Roadrunner.   Our other high prices come from eating out.
 But for the other eight months, we were under budget.  And in the last 12 months we did a round-trip from Key West and back.  We spent time in northern Maine and Canada and put some miles on our vehicles.  We also spent months at time in locations ~ Key West, Virginia Beach and Maynardville TN.  Those longer stays make up for some pricey places we have stayed.  And parking for weeks at a time when we have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

So that's a recap of the financials for December 2012 -

I have often said this is more of a tracking tool and an estimate than a budget -- this month's spending proves it.  That's what our spending looked like for the month.  Thanks for taking a peek.  Hopefully they provide help or entertainment of some sort...  If you'd like a free copy of the spreadsheet I use, drop me a note and I will be glad to send it along.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Happy New Year to you both! We wish you safe travels and good health in 2013!

  2. Eating out is always a big budget item for us. And medical did us in this year. Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks for sharing that info and have a safe and enjoyable New Year!

  4. You guys are waaay to organized...We use to write down every penny on a trip..Not any more..let the good times roll!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  5. Happy New Years!
    Hope all is well in Key West.
    Wish you guys a safe and fun 2013.