A Subscription to A Tiny Car Makes Denver Better

While we were away, Denver got more awesome. Specifically, Denver got a serious upgrade in the carsharing department. Since we’re rocking bikes and no other personal transportation, we were delighted to be able to get behind the wheel of a car2go logo-emblazoned smartcar and get the heck out of the city.

Despite their tiny size and comic shape, these cars sound like a loud-ass truck when you’re driving them. I was merging onto the highway and thought there was a  truck accelerating behind us. No, it was us. Ha! Well, you can’t have everything, right? Our first trip was a gusty 75-mile trip up the highway. At first, I was feeling a little small and out of my league in the wind on the highway as I was going 60 mph in a 75 all the way in the right lane, but when I realized everybody was going about 60 mph, I felt better. Here I thought it was just our tiny car that was being blown around. Nope. It was everyone. Got to love Colorado highways on a windy day.

Here we are taking a little break to get gas (and then eat a gas station cookie. It was actually much better than you’d expect.).
Here we are taking a little break to get gas (and then eat a gas station cookie. It was actually much better than you’d expect.). And if you look closely in the picture above, you can see that Mike’s shirt is indeed a kitten riding a unicorn in a fiery sunset.

A few weeks later, we took another trip — this time into the foothills outside of Golden. We had no idea how this tiny car might perform climbing winding hills. As it turns out, it did really well and we could even fit into a space in the crowded parking lot that no other cars could. Awesome.

Mike's eating a pre-hike scone. For performance, of course.
Mike’s eating a pre-hike scone. For performance, of course.

Which meant we could hike around here.

It's beauuuuutiful!
It’s beauuuuutiful!

and see this tree with a big evil eye on it, a highlight of our day.

muhahahaha!
muhahahaha!

So yay for tiny cars that get you out of the city! Our next driving adventure will start mid-October when we take a road trip to New Orleans in a cargo van and then hang out there for 6 months or so. Stay tuned!

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