Saturday, July 14, 2012

How to escape the Subway on Fourth of July

Fourth of July was awesome. I went with a bunch of fellow interns and saw the concert in front of the capitol building on the fourth of July. We had an amazing seat right in back of the marines who did the flag bearing at the ceremony. We were  up really close and got to actually see the performers in person. When they left the stage they literally passed right by us. I made one mistake however, that is taking the subway on the fourth of July. For starters on July 1st The Transit authority jacked up the prices by one dollar for people that used paper cards. This literally forced me to buy a smart card. The reason tghat they did this was to get extra money from all the people that came to the fourth of July ceremony. Going on the Subway was a disaster. We literally had to push and shove though a mass of thousands of people packed together to get into the subway. It took me like a half hour just to get to the platform. And the walk back to foggy bottom was only like a half an hour. But once we got  approached the platform there was no turning back. There was no way we could push our way back though the crowd so we just continued towards the subway. The metro police we blockading the escalators and only letting a set number of people down at one time so that we didn’t over load the trains. Anyway when I finally got on to the train. I literally couldn’t move. I was completely squashed by people. Finely we arrived back at foggy bottom after about an hour. But overall the experience was good. And now I get to say that I used the DC Metro on the fourth of July

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