I thought it might be fun to document our daily trek to the kids' school, so I brought my camera along on Friday morning.
Here we go!
Out our front door, and into the elevator.
Down we go.
And out the front door of the building.
Two blocks this way. We pass many of the same people every morning on their way to work and school.
They race to the sunny spot at the end of the street.
Hang a right. See the dogs on the left? We pass them every day. We judge how early or late we are by where we are when we pass them. Usually we see them near our block, so we were running early this day.
Almost to the Metro.
Now, down two flights of stairs, and into the station.
Thru the turnstyles
And down the hall.
No time to look for an emptier car before the doors close, so we just push our way on.
3 stops on the red line, and hop off at Sol.
It's a big, busy station. Walk over to the blue line.
Down the steps because the escalator is out of order.
Good timing today, the train is pulling in as we arrive.
Here is where I take a deep breath and gird my loins for the stairs.
To get out of the station there are:
(Catch breath here)
Out the turnstyles
And Ohmyword it's the fourth that almost kills me.
The never ending staircase. It's the reason my butt hasn't ballooned to twice it's normal size once I discovered the super oferta of a doughnut and coffee for 1.50 Euro at the Dunkin Coffee on the way home from dropoff.
But wait! We're not there yet.
Emerge from the underground.
And head down the hill (Praise the Lord! I'd never make it up a hill)
Catch a glance down a side street of a man carrying no less than five beheaded pig carcasses.
Take a photo.
Hang a right.
And we did it.
Kisses and Hugs and all that jazz.
Thankfully the trek home is a little less involved, as we just walk a little under half a mile to the bus stop, and it drops us off very close to our building.
All in all, the morning route takes about 20-25 minutes depending on our timing with the trains.
Holla, city life.