Adventures with Sarah and Friends: Bus Edition
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Adventures With Sarah And Friends: Bus Edition

My roommates and I decided to figure out the bus system..

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Adventures With Sarah And Friends: Bus Edition
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This past Friday night one of my roommates, Abby, and I decided that we wanted to go to target. We looked up how far it was from our dorm and it said 2 miles. We both looked at each other and said you know what yeah let's walk. So at 8 pm on a Friday night, we started our trek to Target. It took us 45 minutes to get there and we were so tired. It didn't take us long to decide that we were never doing that again. We had to suck it up and figure out the bus system.

The next day we didn't have anything going on so naturally, we decided on thrifting. There's a Goodwill about 4 miles from our dorm and our destination was set. We recruited another one of our roommates, Grace, to come on the adventure. Now none of us have ever ridden public transit before so already the odds were not in our favor. We walked to the bus station and being 3 inexperienced college girls we just got on a random bus confident it would take us where we needed to go. After it started moving, I checked the transit map and it turns out we were going the wrong way because we had read the map wrong. We got off the bus on the opposite side of town at a Walmart to try to get our bearings and figure out where we were.

By this time we had wasted 30 minutes on the wrong bus and didn't know where we were.

I downloaded the bus app and put in our location. We got back to the bus station where we started and had to wait 20 minutes for the right bus. I took us a long time but we finally made it to Goodwill. It was a good trip that made up for the hour and a half it took to get there. It was around dinner time by now and we were getting pretty hangry. All the food places looked really close to us on my phone but when I looked up I realized that they were all on the other side of the highway. Obviously, we couldn't just run across the highway and there were no crosswalks. Getting frustrated, we ended up walking a while until we found one. Finally across the street, we found a Chipotle. It was a great reward for the end of a long day. It took us a while to find a stop and the right bus to take us home but we eventually found it.

Even though that day was very stressful, I'm so happy it happened. It brought all of us closer together and we did what we set out to do. Together, we conquered the bus.

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