Time for Karen's Weekend Assignment. Today we are going to talk about favorite method of transportation.
Weekend Assignment #219: What is your favorite form of transportation, and why? You can choose any means of traveling by land, sea or air, with just one catch: it has to currently exist in the real world, or have existed in the past. No TARDIS, no Star Trek transporter, no flying DeLoreans, all right?
I wonder if that last line is directed at me. I was going to say jet-pack. Did you see the guy who was dropped out of a plane along with the winged jet-pack? Wouldn't that be cool? It would take two minutes for me to get to work! I could drop the kids at school by parachute!
Okay, I guess I'll talk about realistic stuff. I would say car is my favorite. I drive a station wagon right now, but I really want a sports car. A Porsche 911 to be exact. Is that going to happen? No, not unless I win the lottery. Anyway, I like driving because I am in control; I decide direction, speed and music (for the most part).
My favorite drive so far was on the road to Hana on Maui. It is a very twisty, narrow drive with many blind turns and steep drop-offs. Doesn't that sound fun! Okay, so the driving part was a little stressful, but the scenery was great. There are a lot of places to stop and see waterfalls, and the views from the road are spectacular. This is one road where I really need to be in control. There is no way I'd be able to do this in the back of a van, or the passenger seat. I'd probably get nauseous from all the turns. I recommend this drive to anyone who goes to Maui. Just plan for it to take the whole day. You don't get much over 25 miles on hour on the road.
If I knew how fly a plane my preferred method would probably change to flying. I wanted to learn to fly as a kid (my step-dad had a plane) but I never learned. It's too expensive now anyway. But, I know it would be fun!
Extra Credit: What's the most unusual form of transportation you've ever taken?
The only things I can think of are horse-drawn carriage and a cable car in San Francisco. Not that either are unusual, especially if you live in San Francisco.