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Friday, February 26 What A Ride


Vallejo 7:30 a.m.
It’s Friday light and I’m rolling down the freeway in the back seat of an Isuzu Trooper (SUV). Very good jazz tape is playing. Our driver with a diamond stud in his right ear, has on his Friday light sweats. The front seat passenger is dressed up a bit more in casual khakis and pullover sweater. We are moving! 70 mph in the carpool lane.

No-nonsense car interior with the only ornamentation a pine tree cutout air freshener emitting excessive fragrance. The driver has a large unopened bottle of Dasan water close at hand in the well between the front seats.

20 minutes later we approach the Bridge Toll area and whiz by in the carpool lane. The Toll plaza is a mess with 12 lanes backed up like a parking lot waiting to get through the toll gate. The 6 Fast Track lanes are moving slightly faster.

We arrive at the drop off corner in the city 40 minutes out of Vallejo. Whee! A great ride and the weekend starts in about 8 hours.

One Response

  1. Dear Fellow Commuter Gal,
    I love to read about your casual carpool adventures. I live in Marin and work in the Presidio. I am planning an alternative transportation event called Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day to take place on Wednesday, March 17 in the Presidio. To find out more about Go Green go to http://www.presidio.gov/tenants/work/green.htm. Unfortunately, we do not have casual carpooling in Marin on the scale of the East Bay. I’d love to see it develop. Please contact me by eMail. I think we could have much to share about carpooling.
    Best,
    Gilda

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