We are a one car family, happily and by choice. We pay for gas, insurance and maintenance on one vehicle. The choice to be a one car family was deliberate. We save money for sure, but most importantly we end up spending more time together. Some days I drop Eric off at work so that I can run some errands. I try to limit the drop off to once or twice a week, but I do really enjoy the extra half hour in the mornings with Eric while we drive to work.
Cordelia, looking out the window as we drive along
We load up in the car and head out as Eric works out of town a bit. We get to leave the city (that's a joke, there are no cities in Wyoming) and get to see a bit of nature.
Eric and I talk about our plans, or whatever is on our minds. Cordelia will chatter for a bit and then grow silent as she enjoys the drive.
The car ride together gives us another opportunity to connect on those days that can be so busy. Sure, having two cars could be more convenient in some instances, but for us it would just get in the way. So, that is why we are a one car family.