Studies Show that People Average 128 Hours a Year in Traffic Jams
Not only 128 hours per year are lost in traffic jams, but it also costs you an average of US$2,200 in fuel. Ouch!
I dread traffic. I mean I really don't like driving in congested traffic or getting stuck in traffic jams. I think the last time I was stuck in a traffic jam, I told Rose that I just wanted to put the car in PARK, get out and walk.
When Did this Happen?
A few years ago, when we were living in Angeles City, Philippines, we picked up our daughter from school and went to Marque mall for dinner. After an enjoyable dinner Italianis, we got in our car for the short the 3 miles (5Km) drive to our home. (Notice I said a short 3 mile drive). As we merged into traffic, we literally ended up in 6 lanes of stopped, chaotic traffic. What makes this chaotic situation turn exasperating is that this 6 lanes of traffic was happening on a 2 lane road.
Putting the car in PARK, I looked at Rose and I joked, 'Should we walk? I think we'll get home sooner.' We both shook our head. After 3 hours, we pulled into our driveway, carried April to bed, and began sipping on 2 glasses of Cabernet.
'I know we said we were going to wait until 2018 to move to Tablas Island, but I don't want to wait any longer. Would you object to us moving there now?'
And like that, the decision was made to put the house on the market and move as soon as we could to where Island Life Is Better and there are literally no traffic jams (along with no stress & a happier life). See the video below to enjoy the relaxing, stress free drive in paradise.
video by my friend Andrea Rochi.
If driving & exploring our island interests you, then feel free to contact Andrea at www.HermitCrabHouses.com
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