Two weekends ago we made another huge jump in changing our habits/lifestyle. Long having been a two car family, we realized that a majority of the time we really don't need two cars, and hey wouldn't it be nice to not have a car payment while we're at it? We had been toying with the idea of trading my beloved Khaki in on either an electric car or a Prius for a few months already.
We found a dealer in town that sells electric cars, but current legislation mandates that they be able to go at least 45 mph and most affordable options go 40 mph max. So electric was tabled until legislation comes around. tick tock.
Plan B: scooters
We live in a university town and scooters are everywhere! We figured that if twenty-something, flip-flop wearin', earbuds intact, half-drunk coeds can safely arrive at class sans helmets, surely we fortyish helmet wearing, rules of the road abiding, lucid, Nervous Nellies can take a shot at this! At 70-80 mpg the idea started to become more appealing. Our commute to work is 4 miles one way and we do that 4 times a day, 4 days per week. That figures out to be about two gallons of gas per week for the two of us. This started sounding better and better!
So, two days of hemming and hawing behind us, we are pleased to introduce to you:
Maude and Rhoda
(off to look for stickers to decorate!)