Kathy & I took the bus into town yesterday to have lunch with a friend. It was a good way to get there and not have to pay for parking, the price of which borders on extortion. We’re very glad we don’t have to pay for parking any more!
We’re fortunate that there is a bus stop conveniently located just outside our neighborhood. The stop serves 3 different routes, two of which go directly downtown, and a ride is only $2.20 each way. In another year or so we’ll be able to buy a monthly unlimited pass for $44.00 or a 10-ride pass for $9.35. Not a bad deal!
The bus stop is a 10-minute walk from our house, which is about as far away from the bus stop as you can get in our neighborhood. While we were waiting for the bus, one of our neighbors drove by, saw us, turned around and came back to ask us if “everything was OK.” We assured her that everything was fine, that we were just waiting for the bus to go downtown.
It was nice of her to stop and ask, and I know I’m probably missing the point, but I just thought it was interesting that seeing someone waiting for the bus seemed like there might be a problem.
I didn’t take a camera with me, so I’ve used a picture of a bus from Italy. It’s one that we also rode, just to a much more interesting destination (sorry Bob!). 🙂