Sunday, July 13, 2008

2,900

Yep that is the approximate amount of miles I am going to be driving later this week. It's funny, the car rental is actually cheaper than a plane ticket (and my fear of flying makes it even more so) but the gas is going to kill me. I am flying back tho. That is because my need to get home as soon as possible trumps my fear of flying. All this is based on experience.

A few years ago I had an emergency and I had to drive 12 hours straight to Kentucky. Even tho I stayed there for a week, there was no way I could drive back home. Just wasn't happening...

So drive there, fly back.

2 comments:

Captain Tom said...

Regarding driving versus flying. study done by Sivak and Flannagan published in the January-February 2003 issue American Scientist, driving 10.8 miles is equal in risk of fatality to taking a flight (length of flight doesn't matter much).

Clearly, flying is physically safer. But it may not be emotionally safer.

Wouldn't it be a good idea for your emotions to lead you to do what is physically safer?

It can help to know the cause of the problem which is explained in the video at http://www.fearofflying.com/video_hs.shtml

The Comic Book Novice said...

Wow. I am left speechless (but only for a moment).

now on to your comment....

You can't use logic to beat an illogical argument.

Planes used to crash before people tried to blow them up. There is nobody trying to blow up the rental car that I am going to be using!

Besides, it's something that I always wanted to do, drive across country.