This weekend my significant other and I decided to take advantage of the three-day weekend and took a vacation to Dinosaur National Monument in Vernal, Utah. Seeing as how my car is a piece of crap that I’m hesitant to drive around town, we loaded up her car, a 2000 Honda Insight, and set off at the requist time that all travellers must leave: four hours later than originally intended.
I was worried as we left town that we’d run into a money crunch because of the rising gas prices. We’re not exactly well-off, especially with my still being unemployed, and so with gas prices going up and up and up this summer I was concerned that gas would suck us dry. I shouldn’t have been worried; J.’s car is a hybrid and managed to average 66.7 MPG over the course of the trip.
Doing the math that comes out to: 66.7 MPG over 1,000 miles at $2.15 per gallon, thus 14.9 gallons at $32.23 for the entire trip. I should have been more worried about food. (Incidentally, a single serving of Triscuits ‘ six crackers ‘ contains 4.5 grams of saturated fat. How do they get so much saturated fat in there? Do they cook the Triscuits inside of a pig? And, really, how can they get away with advertising that ‘low in saturated fat’? Does 4.5 grams per serving sound high, or am I just too used to health food?)
[Spelling error in the post title corrected. How embarassing; I feel like I was just caught with my fly down while on stage.]