posted by Kristin Williamson
June 15, 2012 @ 9:00 am
While relaxing; summer can be busy too. There’s driving to the mountains, to the beach to the water park. Kids are in camps, going to the pool, sleeping over at Grandma’s. We go to the lake, visit the Zoo, hit the Museum. You might even travel to another state or country.
Other than fun, what do all of these things have in common?
Yep, you guessed it: Transportation. To do all those things and visit those places, we have to get there. And for most of us living in non-major metropolitan areas, that involves a car.
But even in places like South Carolina where transportation alternatives to the good ‘ole automobile are minimal, there are people that don’t have a car. And transportation is one of those things in life that is critical. Almost as critical as shelter and food.
So if you didn’t have a car, what would you do? Not only would it be difficult to do all the fun stuff, but what about getting to the grocery store? Or to the doctor when you’re sick? Would you still be able to go to EdVenture to see the Moneyville exhibit?
For older kids, how much does it cost to have a car? What about insurance and maintenance? What do you do if the car breaks down or you need new tires?
Have your kids ever thought about it? Find out with the Question of the Week!
Safe travels this summer, everyone!