Saturday, August 15, 2009

Maine, here we come!

One of the hardest parts about not owning a car is that we are limited to where public transportation and our feet will take us. Also, of course, the time it takes to get there must be factored in, as we are capable of walking just about anywhere, but it would take two weeks to cross the state. In which case, we'd probably also need a covered wagon and some oxen. And where would we find grazing pasture for our oxen? See how it gets complicated fast?

But earlier this year, I finally became a Zipcar member, and so now with a little bit of money and a lot of bravery to face notoriously mean Boston drivers, we can travel anywhere anyone else with a car can go. Well, anywhere that is within our milage limits.

So, with a new-member driving credit expiring next weekend, we are for the first time taking advantage of our wheeles, and we are planning to go to Maine tomorrow. Pictures to come!


Sarah said...

Ooh fun! Can't wait to see pictures!

Aly sun said...

I don't think you are in Kansas any more! The things that are available in the city are so amazing. Can you imagine trying to get around in rural OR without a car? Your life looks so fun. Looking forward to those pictures.

Melanie said...

Alysun - yeah - the difference between Oregon and Boston with regards to transportation is huge. But if you get out of downtown, it's about the same.

I'm glad our life looks like fun! Sometimes its fun, but usually, it's just ordinary life.

meg said...

I've always been interested in zipcar, they didn't have it in Eugene when I last checked (only in Portland area) Let us know how it works out!