Rebels By Bus

Slow Travel With Low Carbon Footprint

Rebels updates….

There is still room in the September 5th “How to be a Rebel by Bus”, offered through SPSCC.  See www.hawksprairie.org for registration information.  The Bainbridge Island (September 25th) trip is full; but there is still room for the September 12th Westport trip.

Last week the SPSCC-sponsored Rebels trip was to the Klondike Historic National Park, located in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle.  Gail and I did this trip in our earliest days of Rebels (see the February 2010 post).  The two story exhibit tells of Seattle’s connection to the early 1900’s Yukon gold rush.

After lunch and visiting the museum, the group decided to jump on Metro bus 99 (free for another month or so), which travels north on 1st Avenue up to Broad Street.  At Broad, the bus turns west towards Elliott Bay (and past the outdoor Seattle Art) and through Chinatown.  This is a great route to get a glimpse of the waterfront, as well as the edges of Chinatown.

By popular demand, the Rebels decided that we should take the Sounder train to Tacoma.  We boarded the first southbound train of the afternoon, at 3:15.  This was a first Sounder trip for these Rebels… and were so glad that they choose the Sounder journey!  After getting off the Sounder train at 4:15, we walked through the Freighthouse Square terminal to the Central Link train stop.  This free shuttle train passes through downtown Tacoma all the way to the theater district.  We got off the train at the Union stop, which is across the street from our bus stop in front of the University of Washington campus.  We waited just a few minutes for our next Intercity Transit 605 bus, getting us back to the Martin Way Park and Ride around 5:30.

Another very successful day!

 

 

 

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