I couldn’t resist. I’m normally so good at being a frugalista and convincing myself that I don’t need to spend money on things, but this time the urges just wouldn’t go away, no matter how many times I pushed them aside. I had visions of myself zipping around the green hills and open shores of the island with my hair flying out behind me… I had to do it.
This afternoon I splurged quite a bit beyond my normally minimal budget to rent a scooter, and for two blissful hours I explored Bainbridge Island, in Seattle’s Puget Sound. I have been coveting scooters for years, roughly dating back to the time I spent in India, when I got to ride side-saddle behind my male companion, as a proper female in a sari should. This afternoon, with a brief lesson in scooter driving and safety (apparently scooters are much more similar to bikes than I had realized), I was off.
Oh, the freedom of a scooter on a beautiful island! I saw some areas that were quite secluded, and I never would have gotten there without the wheels. I want one for my very own, now more than ever.
Here are a couple shots from my adventures today: