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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Living Without a Car

I just realized that it's been over a year since I drove a car. The last car I owned was this lovely 4-wheel drive Tracker, which I sold along with the rest of my possessions just before I moved out of the country last year.

Since then, I've gotten accustomed to life without a car. It's certainly environmently friendly, & it's much cheaper since I don't have to spend money on gas or repairs. It's probably even good for my health because of all the extra exercise I'm getting. Still, there are definitely things I miss about driving.

I miss being able to get from Point A to Point B by myself, without the aide of a bus driver. I miss road trips, singing at the top of my lungs to road tunes as I cover the miles to nowhere. I miss the feeling of operating heavy machinery, especially if it has a clutch.

It's funny how something so basic as driving can be nostalgic. Perhaps those of you who are still driving through rush hour traffic every day can help to remind me just how annoying driving really is.


michelle said...

when you come to the U.S. to visit, we can take a road trip. Maybe we'll bring the blue GMC out of commission so you can drive a standard transmission!

Nancy Lewis said...

I can't wait!

scott said...

Leave time for a high speed roadster drive too!

Nancy Lewis said...

Sounds great, Scott, but you're going to do all the driving since I'm out of practice. I'd hate for us to end up in a fiery jumble of metal.