A Day Out Part I…..(Warning Picture Heavy)
I am starting this story backwards only because that is the order in which I am gimping the pictures. You will actually see the ride home before you see the exhibits. I know…it’s like skipping to the back of the book. In this case …the beginning is the more exciting part. Unless you count riding on an escalator that is over 400 ft long. Don’t they look exhausted….!! We were so tired we came home ate a very light dinner and were in bed by 8:30. Even the big guy who doesn’t normally make it to bed before midnight and gets up at 4:30 was tired.
By the way….the metro pictures are not very good. Lighting was poor and they are slightly grainy images. It really is hard to take pictures on a moving escalator when your heart is racing…(just a little)
This is the escalator at the Rosslyn Metro stop. It is over 400 ft long and goes down 11 stories. According to the Station Manager it is not the longest escalator in the Metro. There are three others on the Red Line that are bigger. It takes 2:25:91 minutes to ride the escalator one way. Remember that…. 🙂 That was our first look……going up!!
Charlie was the first to brave that step. I don’ know if there is any one out there like I am. When it comes to stepping onto an escalator, I pause and watch that first step. I look even funnier stepping off….at least that is what my family told me yesterday as each one ran ahead so they could step off first and laugh at me while I sort of hopped/jumped off.
Oh look!! We are still going up….and looking back (which isn’t a good thing.)..
Almost there!!! Yes we are still going up…..I can see the light!!!
Don’t look back when you are going up…..It will make you dizzy.
Oh look!!! Now we are going down!!! I was only able to take two pictures on the ride down. Trying to take pictures on the ride up messed with my head.
Some people are so impatient!! They are unwilling to take a 2:25 minute ride. They will just start walking down so make sure you stay to the right….with some people that is your military right!!
This was just a small portion of our day. One of the many things we learned was about Metro Etiquette. They will even announce it over the loud speaker. If you are not going to walk up the escalators please stay to the right so that those who are in a hurry may race past you. Yes, that is what many folk do. They will not allow the stairs to gently carry you away.
I would have not believed it had I not seen it for myself. But….in the Metro Tunnel, at the last stop before entering Virginia, is the welcome to Virginia sign. In the tunnel. On the wall.
We were ever so happy to be home. I do feel a Metro Field Trip coming on…..It’s like going to a park and staring at the roller coasters. You try the smaller one first and work your way up. I just can’t stand knowing there are bigger and better escalators out there needing conquered.
Red Line…..Here we come!!!