For the past month I've basically lived in a 2000 Nissan minivan.
One of the biggest part of my job at NMSI is recruiting...I mean, it's pretty hard to plan internship projects when you don't have any interns. So to promote our internship programs and to strengthen NMSI's relationships with colleges and universities, four of us embarked on a month long road trip. Here's how it went down:
6347: Number of miles rolled up on the previously mentioned Nissan van
129: Number of contact cards filled out by students or interested parties. (I have a lot of emails to write)
100+: Number of hours we spent driving from one location to the next. (I'm not really sure how much over the + we are, but it's a lot...we based our guess off destination to destination...not including in town driving)
23: Number of pizzas purchased for college students
21: Number of colleges/universities visited
17: Number of states visited
11: Number of sports venues we saw/passed.
9: Number of churches visited
8: Number of homes we stayed in
5: Number of state capitals visited
5: Number of dorms we stayed in
2: Number of times we were pulled over. Once for a "courtesy warning" for failing to signal, and once for speeding on a straight back road in Ohio with a 35mph limit. (I'm still a little bitter about that one)
2: Number of conferences attended
1: Number of computers fried due to a power surge
This trip was a great adventure, though I'm glad to finally be in one place for a while...I think...