So there’s a curious thing going on lately with gas prices and I’m not going to complain. My guesses is that it has to do with me getting my “old person” ID back in November. The state of Wisconsin issues driver’s licenses in the vertical format if you’re under 21 years old. Assuming you don’t lose your license or have to get a new license for some reason, the license needs to be renewed when you turn 27 (or after some time frame) and then you get the horizontal license. Since I never lost my license or have to get a new one, I finally got my old person ID in November.
Anyway, it seems like since I got the new ID gas prices have been on the severe downturn. I’m sure you’ve noticed this but this week I bought gas for roughly the same price per gallon that gas was when I started driving. This is why I think it has to do with my ID. Makes sense? Right?
The drop is rather abrupt. I’ve been keeping track of my own gas consumption because I have a need to quantify my life. Take a look at this chart of my cost of gas since I started driving again in late 2012:
Part of me wants to drive and drive and really take advantage of the gas prices but the other part of me knows I can’t get the time off of work to be free to travel. And another part of me really doesn’t want to sit in a car for long periods of time.
But real talk, I want to travel and now seems like the perfect climate for it. My goal is to visit all 50 states in my lifetime. I want to see the things that people go to each state to see. In California, I want to see the Redwoods. In New Mexico, I want to see the hot air balloons. The bayou. Big Sur. The coal mines. The Alamo. Whatever a state is known for, I want to see it.
Where would you go if you could visit any state? What would you see there? I want ideas and I’m looking for travel partners to fill in for the parts they want to see. Hit me up in the comments.