Sunday, February 21, 2010

Americans and their Cars

Americans like to drive. Cars are our freedom--ask any 15 year-old. The 16th Birthday means freedom to go where you want without parental supervision.

In fact, cars tend to be a necessity in most American neighborhoods. Drive the streets of the suburbs, or even the exoburbs, of any American city and you may notice nothing but houses for miles. If you didn't have a car, you might starve before you could walk to a grocery store.

We don't have a car. But we live in an anomaly of an American city--the Big Apple--New York City.

So, we rented a car. Because we're driving 9,000 miles. Coast-to-coast-to-coast. The Atlantic to the Pacific and back again.

1 comment:

  1. Make sure to get your oil changed a couple times along the way :) Colin & I just went today and read our truck books from the library while we waited--even saw a real live tow truck in action! We're praying for your travels and will be watching your progress. Hopefully you'll have no need of a tow truck ;)