where the droid shop meets the short bus... Washington Dulles!

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the transporters from terminal to terminal @ Dulles International Airport

So my layover was in Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC.  This was the 1st of 2 layovers because the only place you can fly to from Altoona is Dulles... Then you can get a real layover and go somewhere else.  But this airport has 3 main terminals which have different gate letters to it... so there's A and B gate in one terminal, C and D in another and i think E is by itself.  But to get to the gate you need you have to take a transit.  When I first went to get on the transit I thought it was going to be like a monorail you see at airports like Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Vegas, and so on... no it isn't... it's more like a fairy ride across a lake...  You go on and it's very wide... like 3 subway cars wide... and you can stand or sit. 

I didn't actually get to see what the transit thing looked like until I was on the plane to get to my next layover in Chicago O'Hare.  And I started to laugh when I was on my next plane... for 2 reasons.  One is the transit looks like the thing in Star Wars episode 4 where Luke went to buy a droid for uncle owen and found C3PO and R2D2... you know the trash dumpster type of thing.

The next was when we were taxiing away I saw  driving across the tarmac to a gate was a small school bus!!!  Ha Ha Ha!!! It made me laugh!!

pinchora says:
I'm very observant!! I thought that the first time I went through Dulles... I'm glad I took a photo this time!
Posted on: Oct 14, 2008
sincitytraveler says:
Hahaha!It does look like the trash Dumpster thing in Star Wars! ;)
Posted on: Oct 14, 2008
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