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Coast to Coast on 1000 Coins Tally

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As you know the road trip is over and all though I loved the X5RV in conceptual sense, it’s no fun to sleep in.  I’m happy to be back sleeping in a real bed.  This leads me to the tally section, as you remember I was driving from coast to coast on 1000 John Adams Presidential Dollars.  You should have seen the look on some of the attendants when I would count out seventy or eighty of these to pay for gas.  Over all I had good reception, was offered by people in line to buy some of the dollars, I told them the cashier would be happy to sell you a few or maybe all.  Only one attendant had to ask his manager if they were real.  Like I said it was an overall success.  Using the coins can be burdensome in these large numbers, but to have a few in you pocket is really nice.  I ended up with 88 coins to spare and pile of receipts.  So here it is:

 

Gas:$614

Food:$92

Beverages:$40

Tolls/Fees:$25

Lodging:$141

Remaining Coins:$88

Total:$1000

The whole trip was just under 4000 miles. Add that to my flight out to Vegas and it was a 6000 mile round trip.  I hope you enjoyed the ride as much as I did.  Earlier this year I was going to have the car shipped out to Georgia, but I’m glad I didn’t!

Written by Robert L. Wilson

October 25, 2010 at 8:08 am

Posted in Road Trip

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  1. Congrats Wilson!!! Thanks for sharing the adventure.

    Chris Heers

    October 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

  2. Nice.

    Albert "Big Al" Howell

    October 25, 2010 at 11:04 am


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