You're going to Peru? How exciting! I mean, not about the flooding really, but the rest...is this just a vacation?
So my travel story from Wednesday....first, I had to get 1 1/2 hours to the train station and my hubby suddenly couldn't drive me b/c meeting. I had never wanted to drive myself b/c unsafe for the rest of the world and where do I park for 5 nights and how much is that? Plus, we're down a car after the accident, so let my kid use my car while I'm away and then he can drive other kid where he needs to go.
I have the Uber app from London but I have no idea if there are drivers in our little town, who are willing to drive 1 and a half hours, and apparently you cannot make a reservation. So already I'm nervous and slept poorly.
I requested like 15 minutes out and a guy was on his way and then I'm like, neat, I get to get into a car with a stranger and drive an hour and a half into a city I don't really know. I grabbed my old keyring mace from grad school, which likely would not serve any purpose other than leave a mark if I threw it at him
It was fine, and I left so much of a cushion, I had to wait an hour at the train station. It's a nice one, at least. Train ride was okay, long and sold out though, so no room to stretch.
I arrive at Union Station in DC and have to get the metro to Va to get closer to my friend, bc I want to minimize putting people out. And normally it's easy to navigate, but it was rush hour and people were impatient and getting a card took me longer than it should have.
I got on red line and had to transfer in 4 stops. I guess I still had train stop mentality and assumed I had some time. I pulled out my phone and started texting my friend, and I had two luggage items and a water I bought.
All the sudden I realize I'm at Metro Center, where I need to get off. I jump up and grab my suitcase and laptop bag, water and phone in hand, and run off the train to avoid getting slammed in the doors. I leave my purse with all my IDs and money and basically life on the seat.