Illnesses curtailed our travel, but we still managed seven ways of travel that didn’t require owning a car.
In three days last week, Stephanie took rail and an airport shuttle bus, and hailed several Ubers and a cab. I walked, rode my bike, took the bus and rode in a friend’s car.
Highs of the Week
- We lived. (See related lows #1 and #2.) CVS is a 4-minute bike ride from our house.
- Stephanie mastered getting around DC. Her travel on Washington D.C.’s highly touted rail line was fast and convenient.
- Bus ride to KUHF studios. I took METRO to the UH campus to see Chris Thile, the new host of Prairie Home Companion.
- Grocery shopping via bus and bike. Sprouts beat out Kroger for the best bike rack of the week.
Lows of the Week
- Stephanie got sicker. Her excursion to our nation’s capital put her shingles outbreak into hyper drive. She hasn’t left the house since last Tuesday. (She is improving, though.)
- I caught our daughter’s cold.
- We watched 17 episodes of Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. We were too weak to wrestle the remote from our daughter.
Walking: 6.1 miles
Bus/Rail: 103.8 miles
Bike: 10.1 miles
Uber: 28 miles
Cab: 15.7 miles
Car: 2.2 miles
Shuttle: 3 miles
By walking, biking and taking buses/rail instead of driving solo in a car, 32.9 lbs of CO2 was not emitted.