Thursday, June 2, 2011

a train trip

Before the parents leave for Ecuador (and my sister and I get their cars), I will most likely have to take the train to work. Today was the first time I attempted the trip (my sister, who has lived here for two years now, went with me). Before I have to worry about getting to work by train, I want to make sure it's possible to get there on time. It was...interesting. Atlanta is the first place I've lived with a train system, and today was only the second time I'd been on it. The train itself was the easy part, apparently. We turned the wrong direction walking out of the station near work, so of course, we got lost. Had to call my dad to figure things out for me, since I don't have a fancy smart phone with GPS. Once we got going in the right direction, however, we were both hot and tired and we had a little over an hour to get back in time for her to get to work, so we headed back to the train station before we found our destination. The trip took nearly an hour each way, plus another 20 minutes or so of walking. I hope I won't have to use this method of transportation to work very often, as it's very tedious, especially in the Georgia summer heat.

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