Because we drove, we were able to go to the Renaissance Faire, something I hadn't done in my adult life, and I got to share it with my family and our friends. On our way back, we made a side trip to Jose's family's house. We hadn't seen them for quite some time and without a car, it's going to be harder to get over there. I don't regret a single mile.
I am, however, incredibly happy that we won't be doing that again anytime soon (all the driving, not all the fun).
I just cancelled our car insurance and took Toyota off our automatic payments. Although we ended up paying more than we should have (registration and late payments, extra insurance month, smashed bumper, etc) these are all hidden costs of owning a car. We can finally move on with our lives and our bank accounts and not have this worry of "what's going to cost us next?"
This weekend, I have another big trip planned to visit a friend in Stockton. I'm not going to even attempt to try to bike it on my own but instead of assuming I need a car, Big Brother and I are going on an Amtrak bus adventure! I might even bring the Mobic for side trips while we're there.
So much fun awaits!