I’m going to my happy place, Metro, and you aren’t coming with me . . .

Posted by on Monday, June 9th, 2008

I commute to DC for work, and most of my commute is on Metro, DC’s subway system.  I don’t like working so far from home (23.6 miles, 9 of them in a car, with a river in the way during the subway trip).  I am generally happy that I can do most of my commute via public transit, which allows me to read or knit rather than drive the whole way in DC’s horrid rush hour.

Well, the last week or so has been a bad week for Metro riders.  Last week, the endless storms in DC brought trees and power lines down on the tracks, and Metro staff and local police were completely overwhelmed, and many of us were stranded around the DC for hours and hours trying to get home.  To make matters worse, the throngs of people trying to board the very few shuttle busses available showed Washingtonians at their worse.  Neighbor, in case no one has told you, it is never ok to push a person’s wheelchair away from the entrance of a bus so you can board before said wheel-chair bound person.  Never.  I lucked into a shared cab ride back to my station, so it only took me 3 1/2 hours to get home that afternoon.  Today, a derailment blocked service again, but I lucked into a spot on one of the first shuttles and it only took me 2 1/2 hours to get home.  And when I got home, some crazy woman (i.e. me) demanded I paint some more blasted trim in our house, because our remodel still isn’t entirely finished. 

That said, you’ll understand my need to go to a happy place.   Thankfully, Scott and I just reminded ourselves a few weeks ago that there are places outside of the DC area, and some of those places are fantastic.  So rather than complaining anymore than I already have about my horrid commute and how much I hate painting trim, (and also the new Typepad because it makes it a huge pain to align photos the way I like),  I give you a random assortment of llama photos, triumphantly rescued from a misbehaving memory stick. 

chapoface  allende

I’m pretty obviously jumping the gun on the ABC along, but I’ll come back to the Ls with some actual description and more photos.  Some day soon, I will even show you knitting. 

allendewhole  charlie1

faces  yarrow

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5 Responses to “I’m going to my happy place, Metro, and you aren’t coming with me . . .”

  1. lacochranon 10 Jun 2008 at 3:24 pm 1

    Llamas rock!

  2. lacochranon 10 Jun 2008 at 3:24 pm 2

    Llamas rock!

  3. Avocadoon 10 Jun 2008 at 4:57 pm 3

    Oooh what pretty llamas. They do rock.

  4. Jenniferon 10 Jun 2008 at 5:31 pm 4

    Lovely Lacadasical Lounging Llamas!

    Cruddy commuting crap!

    Alliteratively yours, Jen

  5. naomion 10 Jun 2008 at 6:03 pm 5

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your commuting woes. However, those first two llama photos are wonderful.

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