Friday, August 5, 2016

Roadrunner Financials - July 2016

Roadrunner Recap
In July, we left Marty's cabin and made it up along the Oregon Coast and mouth of the Pacific Ocean/Columbia River before staying in Portland for three weeks.
  • Marty's Cabin, Arnold CA
  • Travis AFB FamCamp, Travis AFB CA
  • Golden Rule RV Park,  Willets OR
  • Robbins Nest Campground, Bandon OR
  • Beverly Beach State Park, Newport CA
  • Devil's Lake State Park, Lincoln City OR
  • Pacific Shores RV Resort - Newport OR
  • Big Spruce RV Park - Tillamook OR
  • Lewis and Clark RV and Golf, Astoria OR
  • Portland Fairview RV Park, Portland OR
Here's an interactive map of our travels:

Or, if you prefer and find this easier to navigate, here is a static map:

This was a big month for us.  We finished up our reunion, spent time out near Yosemite National Park, and then rode up the Oregon Coast.  It was a special month.  And -- I had a medical event that culminated in a detached retina and then surgery.  We had the surgery in Portland and continued east along the Columbia River Gorge after I was given the OK to travel.

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget

Biggest Expenses
We had large numbers to contend with in the following areas:

  • Fuel
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Campgrounds

Large One Time Cost Item
I lost my mind at a Convenience Center that had big trucks fueling up.  I grabbed the gas nozzle and emptied about 15 gallons into the diesel running Roadrunner.  By the time we got towed, drained the tanks and back on the road, our numbers in that category swelled to $1117!

Monthly Average

Our monthly average is still on a rising glidepath!  Yikes -- I keep thinking this is going to turn around but unforced errors were the culprit this month.  Hopefully, I will be more attentive and we'll find some cheaper campgrounds.

That's a snapshot of how we're feeling about the cost of things on this Full-Time Journey.  We are in month 86 of "Living the Dream".

Hopefully, some of the thoughts and figures are of some interest/value/curiosity.  If you'd like a blank spreadsheet of what I use I'd be glad to send you it at no charge to do with what you wish.  

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

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