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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - A Subway


Our 11th Place in the book above is The Metro in Washington, D.C. 
When we visited D.C. in October 2008, we were fortunate to get to stay with family.  David's cousins Nancy and Allison live in Arlington and Alexandria.  They took great care of us.  We chose not to rent a car because we knew The Metro would get us everywhere we wanted to go.

I believe this was the first time the boys had been on a Subway.  They became pros very quickly and really loved it.

On our way to the Mall one day.

"Look, Mom, no hands!"

From the book:
#85 - A Subway
London has "the Tube".  Paris has "the Metro".  Boston simply calls its underground train system "the T".  In every great city (and even some not so great ones) there's a whole world underneath your feet - a subway system.  Most people just see it as a way to get from point A to point B, but you can learn a lot about a city from its subway, and the cool thing is that every city's subway is different.  Watch who gets on and off the train at different stations - you'll see shoppers at some, business people or students at others.  Check out the art and read the maps posted in the stations or eavesdrop on your fellow passengers' conversation (just be discreet).  You'll have such a good time, you may just miss your stop.

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