*About the Rebels by Bus Bloggers
I grew up in that bedroom community outside of Manhattan known as Queens.
Public transportation was the main mode of getting around and I was riding subways by myself since I was 12-years-old.
Whether I was headed to Central Park to go ice-skating or to the Museum of National History, the subway gave me tremendous independence.
My first trip on the bus to Seattle was to a Mariner’s baseball game with Mary. What a delight to avoid the traffic and enjoy the scenery on the blue-sky day to watch a Mariner’s victory in extra innings.
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Update: I moved to Portland in June 2011. It is easy to get around using Tri-Met and the Max. I have posted only a few trips so far for those of you who visit Portland. Sadly, I am a fair-weather traveler–which means I don’t do much leisure travel when it rains. I lack Mary’s sunny-weather magic. But I have a bunch of trips on my to do list for this spring-fall, so stay tuned. My favorite thus far is The Grotto–an easy one-bus trip from downtown.
I also have just published a new book, which has nothing to do with a bus. Trailblazing Governors: Six Remarkable Women tells the stories of six of the nine women elected between 1974 and 1993. I found them inspiring and amazing. Read more about them at my new blog:Trailblazing Governors
Growing up in the suburbs of Seattle/Puget Sound area in the 50’s, I rarely saw a city bus, except in downtown Seattle or Bellevue. I was transported in a car to get to and from anywhere.
During the last few years of my work life, I started taking a bus from Olympia to meetings in Seattle. I quickly realized that traveling by bus was MUCH cheaper than using a car (gas and parking alone), AND I could read, listen to music and/or work while enroute. What a relief to be relaxed and stress-free when arriving at a meeting and home again!
Mary lives in Lacey.