You don’t need the best to have fun

Over the weekend, we flew to California for my sister’s beautiful wedding. Fun was had by all.

To add to our fun (in other words, “my fun”), we paid a little extra and rented a Fiat 500. The road between San Francisco and Mendocino was amazing — super twisty with nicely banked curves. The Fiat had enough oomph to go as fast as my nerve would allow.

The more I reflected on the experience of my driving fun along that world-class road, I realized that I enjoyed myself nearly as much as if I had been in a Ferrari. And the Ferrari costs about fifteen times what the Fiat does.

Context is important. Ferrari owners live and breathe in a world of extreme luxury. My normal drive consists of a pedestrian Toyota sedan or our family minivan. The Fiat 500 provides a lot of contrast.

So enjoy yourself today! See how much fun you can have on a limited budget.

Fiat 500 driving through a tree

p.s. That’s my daughter in the photo. She enjoyed the sunroof as much as I enjoyed the car’s little engine.


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5 Replies to “You don’t need the best to have fun”

  1. Ahh, great, Paul. What fun. But I gotta admit, I was hoping for a three or four minute Clarkson-esque, while driving, review of the Fiat 500. It would be a lot to upload, sure, but your friends (at least me) would love it.

    1. That would have been fun, Shane! Alas, the video was just “on the fly.” Maybe I’ll add the one Heather took of Rachel enjoying the sunroof action.

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