Trip Ledger – Day 1 of 23 (May 5, 2010)

This is the first of twenty-three ledger entries. Each is a simple accounting of where we ate, slept and drove during the trip, what we bought, and how much everything cost. This day was spent getting to the airport, and on the plane. Trip diary entries (one from me and one from Minay) will follow these ledger posts for each day of the trip.

Weather – Warm and muggy in Houston, Texas; Very cool and cloudy between London and Bath.

Date – Wednesday, May 5, 2010 to morning of Thursday, May 6, 2010

Left – Houston, Texas 4:12 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time)

Arrived – London Heathrow Airport the next morning, 7:12 AM BST (British Summer Time)

Breakfast – at home

Lunch – Jack in the Box, FM 1960, Houston ($7.01) – Rated good/average.

Dinner – on the plane – Rated Good.

Lodgings – on the plane – Rated Okay (it’s a plane).

Misc. Expenses – taxi to airport $35.00; pen $3.99 + tax = $4.32; 2 bottles water $4.50.

Car Expenses – none yet

Expenses Before the Trip –

  • In Pounds: £2,046
  • Equivalent in Dollars: $3,123

Day’s Total Expenses –

  • In Pounds: £33.30
  • Equivalent in Dollars: $50.83

Trip’s Cumulative Expenses –

  • In Pounds: £2,079.30
  • Equivalent in Dollars: $3,173.83

Today’s Mileage – Zero, not counting driving mileage until we’re in England.

  • Finish: 0
  • Start: 0
  • Day’s Total Mileage: 0

Accumulative Mileage Total – 0

So, we’re just getting started with the day-to-day stuff. Last week we showed you a sampling of pictures from the whole trip, this week a ledger entry, next week there will be a diary entry from me for May 5th, and another from Minay the following week (also for May 5th – two different ways to look at the day).

Enjoy. And please feel free to comment.


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