Our entire family celebrated Ben's birthday on February 22 with a trip to Boston's New England Aquarium (Aquarium FFF next week).
Neither Joel nor myself wanted the
On Sunday night Joel looked over the MBTA website to see what lines and stops we needed. He also checked the prices - kids ride FREE! Yippee!
William was very nervous about missing our trains. He kept trying to hurry us and saying "the train's going to leave without us!!" We tried to reassure him that another one would be along in a few minutes but he didn't understand.
If you are considering a trip into Boston, here are a few of my thoughts about the T as a mom:
- At no time did I feel unsafe, though I was nervous about losing a child when we came home during the 5:00 pm rush!
- There were sections that were dirty, confusing and in need of TLC but I have no qualms about taking my kids back by myself DURING THE DAY.
- 5 minutes was the longest wait for a train.
- Sam rode in his stroller. Only once did the wheels get caught going from the platform into the train. However, finding an elevator was not always easy. They were NOT well marked and are quite small so a 'Travel System' would NOT be fun to use.
- Joel and I carried the stroller (with Sam in it) up and down some of the stairs. It was easier than looking for the elevator.
- GermX (need I say more?)
On the ride home a drywall installer struck up a conversation with Joel. They chatted all the way down the red line! He was very friendly and picked up on Joel's "southern" accent. (My hubby grew up in Asia and Africa, his southern accent is extremely faint!!)
We also had a lovely conversation with an elderly lady in an elevator. She was a former nursery school teacher and enjoyed talking with my children.
There you have our experience on Boston's T (subway).
What has been your experience riding public transportation?
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