I wish that was the name of some chic café or a cool tour my mom and I took today….but sadly, no. But it is where we went most of our day today. Yes, we got stuck on the subway today.
[the pictures throughout this post were mostly taken for entertainment purposes while we were stuck. enjoy!]
4 hours. One faulty rescue car. No AC. No cell service. Tons of sweaty workers (and passengers…..I won’t even mention the man who smelled like BO and curry). One panicky woman. And an EXTREMELY FULL BLADDER (TMI? Well so was having to pee in between two subway cars….but I did it!!!).
It was an adventure to say the least. But the funny thing is….this type of situation always seems to happen to me and my mom. Anything that could go wrong does go wrong.
Let me start at the beginning.
[the subway station where it all began]
After arriving a little late for my first college visit yesterday, we decided to get up and ready SUPER early for the one I had scheduled today. We gave ourselves 1.5 hours to get to the university that was only about 5 miles away. It involved us taking a shuttle from the hotel to a near by subway station and then taking the subway straight to the campus.
Well the shuttle was twenty minutes late, but it was okay because we had prepared for something like that. What we hadn’t prepared for though was one stop into our subway ride losing all air pressure and power on the tracks. We couldn’t believe it. I almost thought it was a joke when the transit authority said a rescue car was being sent to push us to the next stop.
[don’t be fooled by the smile ]
If only it would have been that easy. After the first hour we finally started moving a bit, only to stop a few moments later with news that the rescue train had lost power too. Meanwhile it was getting reeeeally hot down there (You would think underground would be cool right? Well when it’s 100 degrees outside, you’d be wrong.), and this one lady has started screaming at the top of her lungs about having to go pee. I mean literally freaking out…..banging on walls, using the emergency intercom, the whole deal! Don’t worry, I took a video (coming to a youtube near you sometime soon).
The next two hours were filled with updates over the intercom system telling us we would be moving in the next two or three minutes (yeaaaah right!!!). But that certainly didn’t happen, so eventually we were informed that we would be evacuated.
[waiting in the evacuation line]
That meant waiting for a yet another hour while slowly making our way through the long line of subway cars and then walking through the actual tunnel (okay so that part was kinda cool ).
When we finally emerged back above ground the news, police, and tons of fire fighters were there and had actually shut down the whole area!
It was crazy to think how many problems our one car had caused (there were about 400 people in total stuck down there and we were some of the last few people out)!
But we survived. Sure it wasn’t exactly how I wanted to spend my last hours in Boston and I missed my last college tour, but things could’ve been worse. I am just happy to be sitting in the comfort of my home now and FAR away from the crazy bladder lady!
Have you ever had any crazy things like this happen to you?
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you while traveling?
Time for bed!!! I am tiiiired. Being stranded certainly takes a lot out of you. LOL!
PS: Hi to all of my new #fitblog friends!!! I participated in my first one tonight and it was so much fun!