Monday, October 14, 2019

Our 2019 Mountain Trip by the Numbers

Oh what a trip!  We just got back from a fun-filled, fall trip, and we’re exhausted, happy, and full of fall spirit.  Thank goodness for some time away in a cooler place!  Today on the blog I’m recapping our trip by the numbers since I didn’t have time to get a recap up.

Here we go! 

54 – The lowest temp we experienced while we were there.  After months and months of sweltering temps, we finally got to remember what cool weather feels like and it was the most glorious thing!!

76 – The highest temp we experienced while we were there.  Not very mountainy, but I’ll take it over 102 any day!  ;o)

0 – Prescription drugs I was on in addition to my daily ones to keep me comfortable from allergies.  My allergies flare every. single. year. right before we leave for this trip and I’m always sick as a dog.  NOT THIS YEAR!  Can I get an amen?!

0 – Times we crossed the Georgia/North Carolina border… RIP aunt and uncle’s mountain house.  We missed you!

14.5 – Donuts consumed.

24 – Apples picked.

2 – Apples I ate on the trip.

7 – Adult bevvies consumed.

10 – Wine tastings consumed.

2 – Bottles of wine brought home from the vineyard.

8 – Ice creams/snow cones eaten.  (Don’t even ask me why our kids sometimes choose snow cones over ice cream.  That is just crazy.)

57 – Gemstones Olivia found.

72 – Gemstones Jacob found.

10 – Times somebody yelled out “COWS” because they saw cows.

2 – Times the GPS fell off of the dashboard… why is this always a thing for us?!

0 – Times the cooler fell over in the back of the car… this may be the first trip that this hasn’t happened!  Lol.

2 – Times that we had no cell phone reception/service whatsoever.  (Could have been more than this, but there were only two times that we realized it.)

320 – Pictures that we took that were worth keeping.  (This number does not include all of the duplicates and bad ones I deleted.)

77 – Stories uploaded to Instagram.  Follow along with our entire trip here!

0 – Times we were asked if Jacob and Olivia are twins… this may be the first time that nobody asked!

6 – Times that Olivia said, “I’m hungry” or asked for a snack.  I find this number way too low… makes me think we may have started tuning her out.  Hahahaha.

6 – Games we had at our mountain house (air hockey, pool, foosball, cornhole, giant Jenga, and some kind of thing where you try to throw a circle attached to a string on a peg). 

13 – Marshmallows roasted over the fire.

27 – MPH that the alpine coaster went at its fastest.

1 – Time we made our own parking spot in Blue Ridge because there was no other place to park… gotta do what you gotta do!

2 – Slow deaths that B and I died while we watched the Georgia vs. South Carolina game on Saturday.

18 – Holes of miniature golf played.

5 – Holes-in-one made by our fam!  (Brian – 2, Lindsay – 2, Jacob – 1)

1 – Point that Brian beat me by in miniature golf.  <eyeroll>

75 – Minutes we spent waiting on our food at the restaurant on our last evening there.  No exaggeration.  EEKS.

8 (average) – Times it took to Austin Powers it out of our driveway each time we left the house.  It was a super narrow driveway on a mountain so we had to keep inching forward and backing up and inching forward and backing up until we got ourselves turned around each time.  I wouldn’t even let B attempt to back down the driveway.  It was way too scary.

2 – Times Brian initially thought it would take to back up and go forward to get out of the driveway each time. 

1 – Time we inched forward a little too much and the front tire went over the side down the hill and scared the crap out of me.  It was fine.  Everything was fine.

9 – Average hours of sleep we got per night.  #Lazy

599 – Miles driven on the entire trip.

Millions – Of fall leaves we saw.

At least 20 – Times I said, “THIS WEATHER IS AMAZING!!” 

Countless – Memories made with my favorite peeps! 

I’ll be recapping our trip soon, so stay tuned!

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  1. I am SO GLAD you guys finally got to experience that cooler weather! Hopefully you get it back home now, too.

  2. I loved following along on your Insta Stories. Looked so fun. We were on a trip this weekend too but our weather was horrific! We made the most of it. Happy new week.

  3. Make that 4 slow deaths that died watching the Ga vs. South Carolina game. ;)
    Sounds like an awesome trip!

  4. Reading about the driveway gave me anxiety haha!!! So glad y'all had a great vacation!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. Yikes...that driveway! It sounds like a fabulous break with those cooler temps. We got our first glimpse of fall here in Houston, but we are back to the high 80s today...ho hum. Good luck with your vacation re-entry...ha, ha!

  6. The cooler temps are one of my favorite things about fall!

  7. Looks like it was an amazing trip! So jealous.

  8. YES to all the donuts and wine tasting! And YAY to no allergies this time <3
    Green Fashionista

  9. Laughing at the number of apples picked and number eaten!! Glad you guys had a great trip! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  10. Yes, the cooler weather was definitely the highlight of the trip! And yes, our leaves are finally changing, but a lot of them just went from green to brown because of the drought. Such a bummer!

  11. That sounds like a really wonderful trip! By the way the GPS falls off my window ALL THE TIME. Seriously at least once each and every time I use it no matter what I do.

    1. Haha. That's so funny. We typically just use Google maps on our phones, but when we're in the mountains we lose service on our phones sometimes so we have to stick with GPS. I get so irritated with it, though!

  12. I absolutely LOVED following along with you on your trip! It looks like you all had so much fun!!!

  13. That view is amazing! Donuts are my weakness this time of year. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

  14. That weather DOES sound amazing! The mountains are the best. Ia m so happy your allergies were under control this year!

  15. I love love love trip recaps by the numbers! How far was this cabin from your home?


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