I forgot something in my gasoline calculations yesterday - airline flights and rental cars. Oops. We flew to Asheville, NC last year for a family reunion. Then we rented a car and drove to Florida to see other family members. Here are my updated calculations:
2,298 mi + 2710 mi = 5008 (Los Angeles to Asheville/Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles) x .017 mpg (according to Google answers/MetaFilter) = 85.13 x 3 people = 255.40 additional gallons of gasoline for the family
Rental car drive from Asheville to Ft. Lauderdale: 743 miles at mpg 28
= 26.53 gallons of gas
612.54 (yesterdays calculations) + 255.40 + 26.53 = 894.47 total gallons of gasoline
894.47 divided by 3 people = 298.15 or 59.63% of the average American
Wow, vacations really impact your emissions! Something to consider when planning your summer.