But How Will You Live Without a Car?!7:13 PM
#1 We will ride our bikes!
#2 We will walk!
We will use the train that we can easily walk to from our house.
We will use the bus.
We will call a taxi.
We will rent a car for long distance trips.
We can borrow a car from other family members, or humble ourselves and ask for a ride.
When it comes to groceries we have a few options in stores, some are easier to get to than others. If it's not safe to ride we will use a taxi. Unfortunately, it's not as safe to ride to the store we most frequent since it gets darker earlier, and crimes have increased in the town we have to ride through. In the summer bikes will be used more often to go food shopping. Also, we have cut the need to get our produce at the store. We now belong to an organic food co-op that supports local farmers and it gets delivered right to our door once per week.
We are choosing not to own a car. Hopefully it will sell soon. We know it will not be all peaches and cream, but it's the right thing for us to do. We are proud to say we are going car free, and are happy to be able to teach our children that they have options. That life can be just as great and rewarding without things as it can be with them, maybe even more so.
We can't wait to see what awesome experiences we will have together, and all of the people we get to meet along the way. It will be nice to slow down, stop the bikes, and take it all in.