so, i thought i'd write a bit about our hybrid road trip. hybrids are not the answer to all of our harmful carbon emission problems, but they are a step in the right direction. when we had the opportunity to do it, i wanted to vote for cleaner car technology by purchasing a hybrid. car companies need to see that we want cleaner cars, so that they will put money toward researching and developing even cleaner ones. i also knew that the gas savings we would experience with a hybrid would be a boost to build our savings again after draining our account in order to purchase the car.
we honestly feel that there is plenty of room inside the car for the four of us to sit comfortably. we took clothing bags, some food, a beach blanket, and some books and things to do. it was easy to pack the trunk after each stop...not a tight squeeze at all. there is also a large compartment under the floor of the trunk that we use when we are camping, but we didn't need it this time.
it cost us $114 to drive more than 1600 miles through mountain passes and scorching deserts. that is a lot less than four plane tickets...and then we had our car to drive around when we arrived...no rental car costs. yes, it took us three days of driving, but we had the time. it was the most beautiful drive through the american west, and there are great stops to be made along the way. God's creativity is on full display.
i can honestly say that i cannot think of any downside to our hybrid road trip. we didn't need any more space in the car. we could not have driven any faster in another car. we could not have saved any money by driving any other car.
some other ways to cut the carbon emissions in the car.