The light rail station opened! That didn’t help me all that much with today’s touring plans since I was up to the northwest neighborhoods, but I’ve been on and off the train more since the new Capitol Hill station opened on Saturday than I think I had the whole year prior. It’s very nice to neither walk up the hill, nor wait for a bus that may or may not be faster than just walking. Everybody else on the train seems pretty pleased with it, too.
Today’s tour was a bit complicated from the outset. Getting from Capitol Hill to Greenwood isn’t the most direct or speedy of commutes in general. Today had the extra foil of a man in a tree causing quite the diversion of attention downtown.
I’d like to take a moment just to pause here and reflect on this: my commute was disrupted by a man in a tree. I’m not sure you could get more quintessentially Seattle, unless he was drinking coffee up there.
At any rate, the delays were enough, given the ground I needed to cover, that I cheated a little. The Car2Go membership I signed up for after my car wreck so I could have it in case of emergency gave me 30 free minutes since I haven’t actually used it. (Hurray, no emergencies!) When I got downtown and realized I could drive to the first property in Greenwood before I could even get on the bus I wanted to get there, those 30 free minutes were looking pretty attractive. So I hopped in. Overall it was a pleasant experience that definitely rescued my day from becoming a cascading spiral of travel delays, but I’m also glad my first time driving a smartcar wasn’t while I had a client with me. There was definitely some adjusting to do.
It was all feet and buses from there. I didn’t quite get to everything I wanted to see, but I think it was a good showing all the same.
Location: Greenwood, North Beach, Ballard
Time: 3 hr
Transit modes: Feet, Bus, Car2Go
Cats petted: 0
Tea consumed: n/a
Properties Viewed: 3