Monday, May 3, 2010

Aching legs times four


This is the circulator. It runs (I think) three different loops around the city all day. Maybe more. You can get an all day pass for $3, and since one of those loops was very near our hotel (or at least near by DC standards), and another ran the perimeter of the National Mall, it was the only mode of transportation we used in DC.

It is supposed to come by every ten minutes, but sometimes it is longer than that - like when you have been standing on your feet for the last two days, and your legs and back are screaming at you. Not to mention the last 2 hours of being on your feet were spent in the Holocaust Memorial Musuem, which is draining in a whole 'nother way. And chances are, when it does take longer than 10 minutes, there will be no bench around, and even the railing that you want to lean against will have fancy scrolling spikes on top to prevent you from leaning. No kidding.

And then when you do get on that bus, and it is hot, and there is a woman cursing loudly at the driver, and the bus temporarily stops working in a seedy part of town, and you are wondering if you should just get out and walk to the hotel.....

You will think to yourself, "It could be a lot worse."

"We could have the kids with us."

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh I hope you are having a great time! Today was so hot and muggy. You are so right about the kids : )

Olivia Carter said...

HA! Loved seeing pics on FB- looks like so much fun.

And it's true... taking kids would seriously do anybody in.

Kari said...

SO TRUE!

Ashley said...

Uh, yeah, when we went to Germany I kept thinking "this situation wouldn't be nearly as bad if it weren't for the fact that we have a 3 year old and 7 month old with us"
We got lost a lot and did a lot of waiting around.

I'm glad you guys had a good time!

Audra said...

Haha! I know! Things that would usually drive me crazy I am OK with as long as I dont have the kids! Was at the doctors for 2 hours today. Did not really care. I had a handheld game to play and no kids... I am ok with that :) Hope to hear more of your adventures!

kj said...

Is that one of those cute skirts you got at Old Navy? Love it. You look great!

Katie said...

It is one of my Old Navy skirts kj! Thanks!