Friday, June 27, 2008

35 MPG

Many of us have felt "pain at the pumps" lately and we are no exception. We have been doing everything we can to cut down on our gas use and even trying little "tricks" to increase our gas mileage. Steven and I have a nifty little device in our van that tells us what our gas mileage is. This past weekend we traveled over the mountains for a wedding and we were like two kids in a candy store watching our gas mileage increase with every mile. Steven would coast down the hills, use neutral when we were idle, we even turned the AC off and rolled the windows down (anything to save a buck;). Today I was driving around town and my mileage hit 28, then 29, then 30, in a MINIVAN! So you can imagine my excitement was so great that I called Steven to tell him of my AWESOME driving skills!
"Wow, 30 MPG, really?" he said,
"Oh yeah, wait, it just hit 30.4...30.5...30.6..."
I felt I had impressed him enough so we hung up the phone, after a few more errands I hit 35 and felt like celebrating and, of course, this called for yet another phone call about my awesomeness (if that's not a word, it should be:).
"Really, 35 MPG?" he asked,
"Yeah and it's so cool, I've gone 35 miles so I've only used one gallon!"
"Jenny, are you sure you aren't looking at the trip odometer?"...
", haha, I guess you're right!"
Steven: "OH. MY. GOSH, are you kidding me?" (insert LOTS of mocking laughter from Steven)
Steven: "You have GOT to blog about this, if you don't I will!" (insert more mocking laughter)
Yeah, yeah, so I had a blonde moment, ok, a major blonde moment. My philosophy has always been, if you're going to do something, do it well. Clearly, I have the being blonde thing down to an art;) You've got to admit 35 mpg around town in a minivan would be AWESOME!


camery said...

Okay, that was REALLY funny! I have been thinking about that for the past two days while I'm driving down the road and I see my odometer running! Never a dull moment with you around!
Hope to see you soon!

J&G's Mommy said...

I love that story! SO something I would do, and honestly probably HAVE done :) I only wish I was getting 35 mpg in my explorer! :)

Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

Hahaha, I think it's great that Steven inspired the blog post. I would love to see the day, when Steve gets on here and writes himself a little diddy.

Scott & Tami said...

Photos of the Fam!!! I want to see photos of the FAM!!! That is hilarious!!!