I Will Drive 5,000 Miles

Just four days short of six months of smart car driving, and the odometer turns over to 5,000 miles when I’m in an extremely slow construction zone backup on Washington Street in downtown Portland.

I’ve found the clement early fall weather useful, because the crutches just don’t fit well into the smart when there’s a passenger, but you can stick them out the cabrio top in back if temperature and precipitation are favorable. A passenger can fit in front with them if the top’s down, but they tend to be eating the rubber pads.