“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
There’s something so intense about these last few days of spring. School is getting out. The wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Daylight seems to stretch on forever and the possibility for magic seems endless. It has always taken my breath away. These luminous moments when anything seems possible. We’re just on the cusp of summer and there is everything to look forward to — campfires, beach trips, fireflies.
The past few days, the weather has been just perfect. Sunshine and blue skies and a little bit of a breeze. I’ve tried to spend as much time outside as possible. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, then you may have seen me buzzing all over the place lately, squeezing in as many day trips as I can. Last month, I started working on a little project with Ford, test driving their C-Max Energi hybrid. So of course, I’ve been taking advantage of having a shiny, new — incredibly efficient — vehicle to cart us around on our adventures. We’ve been all over from the city to the beach to the countryside, and I’ve been thrilled by just how little I’ve had to fill up the gas tank.
It’s been a pleasure driving around in the C-Max for the past month. I love the idea of plug-in hybrid vehicles and the benefits that they offer. Things like reduced dependence on petroleum fuels, reduced environmental impact through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and consumer savings on energy and fuel costs are all win/wins. Good for the environment and good for our pocketbooks. Even though it will probably be a ways off, I will definitely be looking at hybrids when I start shopping for my next vehicle.
I hope that you’ve been squeezing in some fun yourself and enjoying these last, magical days of spring. Here’s to summer being right around the corner.