Public transportation can be educational and inspiring
I’m not ashamed to say that I love public transporation, specifically the trains. Probably has something to do with my granddad, dad, and three uncles working for Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Fortunate am I to live in San Diego where I have access to the San Diego Trolley, Amtrak, the Coaster, the Sprinter, and Metrolink. In fact, every time I move, having a train station fairly close by has always been a requirement. Since 2007 I have lived just three blocks from the San Diego Trolley’s 70th Street Station — a walk down the long hill (longest block ever!) and east two blocks and I’m there.
The 70th Street Station is not my favorite station as far as aesthetics are concerned. The historic Santa Fe Depot and the Grantville Station take the top two spots:
However, the 70th Street Station is the most educational and inspiring. At the base of each light pole is that education and inspiration:
Many people come to San Diego and then go across the border to Tijuana. If you plan on doing that, might I suggest taking the San Diego Trolley to the San Ysidro border crossing, purportedly the busiest border crossing in the world. Walk across the border and take a Mexican Cab to where you want to go, probably Avenida Revolucion, the hot spot for tourists. If you drive across the border, be prepared to wait to get back into the United States. Car lines are long, and the wait can be up to six hours, although it usually is about 60 to 90 minutes. Be sure to have a passport because after 9/11 a simple driver’s license won’t get you back into the United States, another situation where the terrorists won.
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