Trains Aren't As Exciting As They Sound
Washington D.C Travel Blog› entry 3 of 8 › view all entries
July 11th, 2008 – by: Roguefairy13
So after heading back to get her rings and a cd for the car, we were then off to the train station. It wasn't a long drive and we even got there about 45 minutes early. Lena and I read while we waited, I called my mom, I took some pictures and then they annouce the train arriving.
So we got on the train and we were off to the Washington Station. It was about a 30 minute ride and I don't remember much about it. Probably becasue it wasn't that exciting.
So we finally get into the Washington Station and I was so amazed. It was so pretty and so big. It is by far the best station I have seen. But when you consider that I've only seen three stations, it might not mean much. But it was so amazing. We had a good long layover, so we grabbed some breakfast and I got to pet a pretty doggy that was with a police man.
So after grabbing all of our luggage we trecked outside with everyone else, hoping that it wasn't anything serious enough to warrant a cancelation of trains. We started out just outside the doors but were ordered to move across the street away from the building. So after dumping our stuff and watching all the firetrucks and stuff pull up, dad and I decided to wander around outside and take somemore pictures. This place isn't just awesome inside but also outside. Except for the crazies that kept talking about how this was all set up by the alcadia and the goverment, it was really nice.
Finally everyone was allowed back inside and we settled in to wait for our train. Dad, Mike and I went exploringaround the station, dad and I with our cameras. I dragged them to the very top floor of the parking garage. Why? Becasue I wanted to see what it looked like that's why. After the exploration we came back and very soon it was time to go and get on the train. After we walked the length of the train three times becasue we didn't know where we were supposed to get on and no one else was being helpful, we finally got on and got settled in. This train ride was a lot longer then the first one, like...eight hours longer.
Lena and I read most of the time. Mike and dad watched movies on my laptop. We got to listen to this annoying woman threaten her chldren the entire time.
So we sat on the train for a eight and a half hours. It was an hour and a half late getting into Florence, South Carolina. There were a bunch of stops along the way, some at actual stations and some in the middle of nowhere. We even went through this one town in North Carolina where there was a sign on this theater building talking about getting Crunk With Christ. Very. But I was so glad to get off that train. Oh, and carrying a suitcase, a duffle, a laptop case, and my purse is a whole lot to cart around, especially in the small confines of the train. I swear my shoulders were going to fall off.
The next part of the adventure was Florence, South Carolina, but that's a tail all on it's own.
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