Huge Thanks, actually, to the great responses and excellent information provided on my post from Wednesday. I will be keeping all the tips very handy for all future bus rides.
Speaking of future rides, I will be heading downtown today using the Big Blue Bus #8 and the 720 Rapid. (We’ll see if it earns its name.) I’m meeting a friend for lunch at Clifton’s Cafeteria and am really looking forward to it. She lives in Highland Park and is considering taking the gold line. She doesn’t quite have the open schedule I do today, so we’ll see what she decided. With the weather, I seriously considered driving, but as it is not actually raining anymore where I am, I’m going to “chance ‘um” (as we used to say on Maui).
I realize I am very fortunate to have the luxury of time and can meet a friend for lunch across town using the bus. I am leaving my house at 11:00 am to (hopefully) get to Broadway and 6th by 12:30. If I worked in an office, I wouldn’t be able to do this. And today’s outing is really a bit of a research novelty to see how well I can work with the system. It’s taken me a bit of time to navigate the online stuff and look at maps and figure out routes, but I know the more I do it, the easier it will be.
I’ll report back later on my crosstown adventure. Thanks again for all your help and support. I knew I could count on LA!
(Photo (again) by Will Campbell.)