We left Tucson at 8am for what we anticipated was a grueling, 26 hour and 1,800 mile drive home. And while it wasn’t awful, at the end we felt like we had driven 1,800 miles in 3 days.
One of the sites that we planned on seeing in Tucson was the Airplane Boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (where Josh is stationed; http://www.airplaneboneyards.com/davis-monthan-afb-amarg-airplane-boneyard.htm). We actually kind of forgot about going there, and by complete accident we drove right past it on the route out of town!
We planned on making the first day our longest driving day – 10 hours from Tucson to Amarillo, TX. And it was also the first travel day that we had planned to arrive after dark. We made it to Amarillo at 10pm (we lost 2 hours, going from Pacific to Central Time). On Monday we headed to Springfield, MO and the 8 hour drive didn’t see all that long.
And finally, we drove from Springfield, MO to Cincinnati, about 8 1/2 hours of driving. The trip totals are below:
41 days on the road
7,485 miles driven
We had a great time and loved everywhere we went! We can’t wait to do it again next year….head out West that is. I’m pretty sure we going to fly to our destination and rent a car :).