This is one of my on-going attempts/actions to go car-lite/car-free. I convinced my wife to take the new Orange Line from the west San Fernando Valley to the Metro station in North Hollywood and then take the Red Line to Union Station so that we can visit Olvera Street with our grandson, 2 1/2 years old. At first she was hesitant but she agreed to the relaxed, easy-going tempo of the trip as oppossed to crazyness of driving and finding parking. We caught a local Metro bus 2 blocks from the house that took us down to the Orange Line at the southern side of the valley and were on our way. We went from Union Station across the street to Olvera Street to do our "touristy" thing. Had lunch, took photos and over-all had a great time. Total cost: $6.00 ( two adult day passes, our grandson rode for free) for transit, not including lunch & shopping. Parking down there would've cost at least $6.00 if not more; most of the city parking lots I saw were labeled as Full. Best of all, I didn't have to drive!! My wife told me later at home that the start/stop motion of the Red Line train was starting to make her naseatious and that she may not do that again; might have just been the seasoning of lunch. Now, if the job comes thru that I'm hoping for, I'll be able to ride the Metrolink to and from work and finally get rid of the car.
Last edited by thomj513; 01-23-06 at 11:19 AM.
Reason: Took Metro to Olvera Street