As a commuter, I am always very excited about three day weekends. Not driving to and from school means I can save about 140 miles of travel and I don’t even want to think about how much gas money. I’m so pumped about what I’m NOT doing (driving) that I haven’t even given any thought to what I AM doing.
That aside, Labor Day means the unofficial end of summer. I’m hoping this is also the unofficial end of summer-sized gas prices. Maybe I can even stop eating up fuel with maxed out air conditioning. Please please please can we have an early autumn this year?
In short, I’m giddy about my “vehicle-cation” this weekend. Is anyone taking advantage of the time off to drive somewhere fun?
P.S…. Anyone else surprised to learn Labor Day originated in Canada?
Welcome to Kennesaw Student Commuter, a blog about my experiences as a full-time commuter student at Kennesaw State University. I travel three times weekly from Dalton to Kennesaw to get to class. The trip is 70 miles and takes 65-90 minutes each way, depending on traffic, construction, weather, and parking. I sometimes think I should move closer to school, but despite the frustration and time-consumption, I know spending my last semester at home is the best way to save money, prepare for a career, and enjoy my family as long as possible.
I plan to write about my experiences enjoying the few perks, and minimizing the strains of a long commute. Please feel free to comment on what type of topics would interest you.