Thursday, July 03, 2008

Saving Gas

Like everyone else, I'm in sticker shock over the price of gasoline, even though we're still quite a bit lower than our European friends in cost-per-gallon. And yet, a 300% increase in just over two years is enough to make anyone's blood pressure rise.

Still, Time Magazine says there is some good news to be found in the midst of all this. Ten pieces of good news, to be precise.

Things like bringing more jobs home, slowing urban sprawl, cutting some greenhouse gases, and Americans getting in better shape from walking more often, to name a few.



Remove excess weight from your vehicle. Tools, heavy coolers, and children.

Choose a vacation destination that's downhill from you. In both directions.

Technically, a tent in the backyard is still a camping trip.

Consider riding a Greyhound, provided the SPCA doesn't catch you.

"Draft" behind the big tractor-trailer rigs. But that can be tricky, so pack the grappling hooks.

Don't go anywhere. Just give the rooms in your home different country names, speak slowly and loudly, and complain about the prices as you move around the house.

[with thanks to Chris White's Top Five on Travel]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way." (Proverbs 4:14-15)


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