Just a little commentary on my morning. As you know, gas prices are through the roof. Yeah just a bit! Well, my hospital will pay for us to commute using buses and/or light rail, so like totally a good deal.
I left at 613 from my house, went to the park and ride about 3 miles away and boarded an express bus that takes me downtown Minneapolis. I walked 1.5 blocks to the light rail and hopped that for the VA. Yeah, ok, I got there at 713am (usually would start work at 730am so that is good).
On the way there, I realized that I had not planned this too well. THe morning express bus does not go back to where I am until afternoon. Ummm, decisions. GO into to work on my last day of vacation or find a way home. Well it is a given what I chose. I called MTC and they helped me plan a way home. It was relatively seamless. I got back to my car at 832 and home by 840am. That was about the amount of time it I had planned for this little exploration trip. So it is all good!
I think that it is pretty slick. Once I learn my way a little better, it might go easier. Looking forward to starting it on Monday. Kudos to MTC lady (Jeanette?) who helped me get back home without too much trouble.
Lessons learned: plan your trip well before you start. Print out all schedules for light rail. Carry the bus schedules with you (I had what I needed to get there though).
That is all for the day. I feel like an accomplished commuter already...well, maybe just a little bit accomplished. Time for breakfast, more coffee...need it, was up until 12am scrapping and then left the house early. And then on to more scrapping!