It was imperative for us to drive a car to Galena. There is no direct public transportation from our home to Galena. And, since we stayed in a time share 8 miles outside of Galena, we need a car to drive everywhere that we needed to go.
True, at this time, gas prices are quite high; however, we had no alternative. By the way, gas prices were such cheaper in Iowa; thus, we made sure to fill up each time we were on our day trips to Iowa cities. It was a significant difference in price (at least thirty centers less expensive there).
And, to tell the truth, two women need a car to carry their clothing and shoes, and, in our case, supplies for cooking at the time share.