We Missed the Bus!

Since the idea of Conversations on a Bus came into being, one of the most important aspects has been not just our subjects’ stories, but the story of our experience as well.  This means sharing our successes, and our mistakes.

Well, there’s no better time than the present.

Today was planned out perfectly.  We packed for our trip to California to shoot a wedding, edited a dozen photos, and we even photographed a children’s birthday party.  We returned home, packed up our photography gear and consent forms, put batteries in the voice recorder and started pep talking each other.  We then logged on to the Metro site to pick a bus, organized and excited, and to our horror realized that we completely missed the buses!  How, in all of our careful planning, did we miss the bus on the first day???

Who would have thought the buses stop running before 7 p.m. on a Sunday night?!?

It’s a good thing we have a whole month to get this right.

So in our luggage we’ve included maps to all 31 bus routes, an overall map, a calendar and a good sense of humor.

Now would be an excellent time for advice from you, our readers.

If you ride the bus, what’s the number one thing we should know?

If you have had an experience like this, what was it?

- Heather Hooton

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