Friday, January 22, 2010

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

On RevGalBlogPals, Songbird writes “By the time you're reading this, I'll be en route to a Great Big City to see my son in a play. I'll go by car and bus and train and no doubt cab and maybe even subway. Thus, our Friday Five.”

1) What was the mode of transit for your last trip?

We drove the Prius through parts of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

2) Have you ever traveled by train?

I used to commute by train and subway when I was in my 20s. And on vacation I’ve traveled by train through parts of France, Belgium, and Switzerland.

3) Do you live in a place with public transit, and if so, do you use it?

Yes, there are both buses around our area and trains into New York City. And no, I don’t use them anywhere near as much as I used to or, for environmental purposes, should. This April our church school is going to try to raise congregational awareness on how using green travel— mainly walking, bikes, and public transportation—would be more consistent with what we say our environmental concerns are.

4) What's the most unusual vehicle in which you've ever traveled?

Since animals aren’t vehicles, I suppose a hot air balloon would be the most unusual vehicle I’ve ever traveled in, though it was a very brief ride because my then two-year-old daughter wouldn't stop crying.

5) What's the next trip you're planning to take?

Next trip planned is London in February (and then it’s on to Minneapolis in July).

1 comment:

Dan said...

When are you going to london? Perhaps I'll come.