Something I neglected to mention, but which was kind of a big deal for me on this trip, was the mileage covered.
I had two odometers running on the mighty Malibu. The first one would get reset every time we bought gas. The second odometer I kept running. I started it in my driveway and didn't reset it until after we returned to St. Augustine.
Somewhere between Boston, Massachusetts and Frederick, Maryland we hit a milestone:
I know, I know. It was bound to happen, but I had long wondered how far I'd be driving, and this certainly put that all in perspective for me! The total number of miles driven was 11,126!