“31,784 more or less” is the answer to the question, “How many miles have you guys travelled so far?”
The actual number is probably far higher than that, because 31,784 includes only the air, rail, ocean and rental car miles that I’m able to add up. It doesn’t include the thousands of miles we’ve walked and ridden on tour busses, the additional miles we’ll put on our rental car in the next three months nor the air miles we’ll rack up on our return flight from Sydney-San Francisco-San Luis Obispo.
If you twisted my arm and forced me to take a guess about the total number of miles we’ll eventually rack up, I’d say 50,000.
Interesting, isn’t it, that Earth is only 25,000 miles in circumference, yet we’ll somehow go twice that far before we finish our trip around the world.