Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Five: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Songbird from RevGalBlogPals writes:

By the time you're reading this, I'll be en route to a Great Big City to see my son in a play. I'll go by car and bus and train and no doubt cab and maybe even subway. Thus, our Friday Five.

1) What was the mode of transit for your last trip?
Family car. Another I-95 adventure...

2) Have you ever traveled by train?
Yes, a long time ago. When Bearded Brewer and I were dating (he was in DC, I was in metro NY), I used to take the Amtrak down to DC and then Metro it out to friends in Northern Virginia.

3) Do you live in a place with public transit, and if so, do you use it?

Only when we go to downtown DC. The biggest issue is finding parking at Metro stations!

4) What's the most unusual vehicle in which you've ever traveled?
A "taxi" in Nigeria which had people, goats and chickens all crammed in to a 10 passenger van. Everything was inside because it was the rainy season. It was hot, humid and smelly!

5) What's the next trip you're planning to take?
Hmmmm... Not sure. I don't think driving down to modular classes (intensives) counts. Probably back to the beach.

BONUS: Here's a picture of my first car... A 1978 Dodge Omni (basically a Volkswagen Rabbit knock-off!) It had a four speed manual transmission and an add-on AC unit under the dash. While it was great on snow with its front-wheel drive, it went through THREE batteries and FOUR alternators in ten years...


Songbird said...

My high school boyfriend drove an Omni! He tried to teach me to drive it, but I could not get the hangnof it. Later Zi learned..,on a Rabbit!

RevDrKate said...

I LOVED the Metro when I lived briefly in DC. Some days I long for good public transit. The Omni brought back some memories too.

Mrs. M said...

Here's my favorite metro-parking option: if I drive down on a Saturday, the Woodmont St. parking lot in Bethesda is free. The Metro station is only a block away-- and I can get a pastry at La Madeleine on the way there!

MumPastor said...

My mom drove an Omni - powder blue - when I was in HS. It was a cute car! The Nigeria ride sounds, um, interesting. Great play.

angela said...

wow, love that first car! i've long thought d.c.the most beautiful city for someone who does not like being in cities--crowds and no quiet give me the willies... i even liked getting lost in d.c. we'll be visiting soon and i just had a thought to maybe visit episcopal seminary there.

Mompriest said...

My first car was a 1970-something Chevy Malibu....never drove an Omni but I was on the Board of Directors for a youth and family services agency called's that for random info you didn't need to know :-)