Coming back from the grocery store this morning, I made an observation about my north side Chicago block: most of the SUV's have disappeared.
If you had taken this same picture a few years ago, when gasoline was below $2 a gallon, nearly half the cars on the block were SUV's and trucks, including my Blazer. With gasoline above $4 a gallon most of the summer, I, and many of my neighbors got rid of the gas-guzzlers and got Toyotas, Hondas and other gas-sippers. The Prius in the foreground is one of at least three on the block. Tres Cool!