Big T's Catch Of The Day: My extreme commute (and the video to prove it)on February 5, 2013 @ 1:42 pm (Updated: 1:49 pm - 2/5/13 )
As some of you already know, I live in the lovely Skagit Valley and commute back and forth to Seattle five days a week from LaConner. I think you'd call my drive an "extreme" commute.
When people find out about my commute, or actually come for a visit, the word insane or the phrase "How can you possibly do that every day?" immediately come into play.
For the record: I love where I live and can't imagine living anywhere else. OK, maybe Hawaii, but that would be a truly insane commute so that won't happen.
It's 65 miles each way from home to KIRO, making it about 130 miles each day on my Hyundai that gets about 40 miles per gallon.
When you subtract the vacation and holidays, it's a little over 30,000 miles each year that I'm cruising up and down I-5.
With an average commute time of about one hour 15 minutes each way, that's about 600 hours per year I'm in the car, or 25 full days.
Again, it's a price I gladly pay for living in such a wonderful place. I though you might like to see what it's like to do my commute, so check out the video and come along for the ride!
And if you have a lengthy drive, and love where you live like I do, let me know and we can compare stories.
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