Year 4 of this full time lifestyle is in the books, time to reflect on where we have been and how well we have done with our budget.
Travel highlights of the year included, 12 states, 15 national monuments or parks, and 11 state parks. Our trail ride into Bryce Canyon was the most memorable.
RV MILES TRUCK MILES TOTAL
5,848 12,754 18,602
We spent 6 months volunteering( 4 mo. Roper Lake S.P. and 2 mo. Custer S.P.) and 1 month at Wendy's folks so our camp cost remained low.
2016 ACTUAL BUDGET
Total Spending 33,479 35,306
Camping 3,487 7,200
Fuel 3,183 5,400
Grocery 3,741 4140
Dining out 2,846 2,520
Entertainment 1,229 1,044
Truck 1,641 600
RV 1,129 600
Most of these cost are variables others that are fixed like insurances and registrations are not shown.
Need to readjust higher cost for RV and Truck upgrades and repairs. Mostly offsetting this with lower fuel cost.
Wendy's health insurance remains a big question mark again this year. She has been on a short term plan this year. For that reason plans are for us to change residency from South Dakota to Florida using the daughters physical address.
Other 2016 highlights was time spent with family and friends. Family time included two weddings and a grandsons graduation.
We had visitors each month while at Roper, how cool was that. We had Wendy's brother visit us at Custer and finally met fellow bloggers Laurel and George. We had fun traveling with Tim and Renee and spending time with Rick and Rita while near LasVegas. Boy, how did we squeeze this all in??lol.
So what does 2017 look like, so far we will spend the winter in Florida at Amanda's, after that explore some of the east coast.
A BIG THANKS to you all for following along and being part of our adventure.