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Sunday, January 5, 2014
I refuse to fly. People complain about the TSA, but keep putting up with them. If more people boycotted air travel maybe something would change. Do what you want, but I've made my choice.
Unfortunately, that pretty much guarantees I can't use public transportation to travel long distances. Train service is a joke. It still exists, but with limited routes and high prices.
At one time it was possible to take a bus just about anywhere in the country. It might not be the fastest way to get from one town to another, but it could be done. The price wasn't too bad either. Bus service is a shadow of its former self. Cheap air travel is said to have killed buses.
My dad doesn't exactly live out in the sticks. There's something like 200,000 people in his county. While not exactly New York City, it's a far cry from the 1,200 people in my home town. The sad thing is that it's not possible to get out of there using public transportation. A local bus service exists, but it doesn't connect to anything.
The only option is to drive one's own car, or to drive a rental car. That's pretty much the situation in a good part of the country. While a rental is an option it requires a driver's license and a credit card. No license? Bad credit?
While it's possible to live in a big city and not have a car, the rest of the country is out of luck -unless they want to get manhandled by the TSA.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.