Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chairs and Train

Well, with the price of gas ever increasing with no end in site, I thought it might be time to start taking the train to work on a regular basis.  I haven't been riding it in the past because the train doesn't run from Georgetown to Austin for my convenience.  I wonder when Capital Metro will figure out that it's all about me?  Haha, just kidding, of course.  I do work for them and am happy that they provide this service.  Anyway, there is a station about 10 miles from my house in Leander that I can take.  However, it's kind of in the opposite direction from my route to work, but it's the closest one. 

So, this past Friday, my wife and were going to attend a happy hour with some friends after work in Austin. That's quite a ways from Georgetown and since Eileen works close to home, there was no reason for her to drive me in to work then drive all the way back up near Georgetown to again come back in to pick me up and go to the happy hour.  And, it didn't make sense for me to do the opposite.  So, I decided to try the train.  The only problem with the train is that it takes me an about an hour and a half to get to work versus my usual 35 - 40 minutes.  But, like I said, with the price of gas going skyward, what the heck? 

I must say, I was quite pleased with the ride.  Therefore, I'm going to experiment with taking it once or twice a week for a while and see how it goes.

I took this shot while waiting to get on the train at the Leander Station.  I got there quite early so I had plenty of time to shoot a few shots.  I have a couple more that I'll put out in a few days.

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!


Oh, and if you are interested, check out the schedule for the train.  Maybe you'll find you can take it to work as well! 

2 comments:

  1. If the price of gas gets much higher, I may have to start taking the bus. I'd take the train, but the nearest station to my house is about the same distance as my office.

    Nice shot, Evan!

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  2. Thanks, Van! A bus works well, too!

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