We arrived home this evening. Safely. Yea!
This trip put 7,428 miles on the Prius, with an average gas mileage of 47.4 mpg. I wish that number was higher, but probably 47.4 is reasonable, with the weight of the trunk and back seat full, and driving at the speed limit (80 mph in Texas), even up mountain grades.
We traveled in twenty-three states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.