Day #13 started transit intensive. We awoke at 8:00am and prepped for our departure. Packing everything back up we headed out the door at 8:42am. Near Mike’s place stood a little coffee shop, which happened to be exactly where the bus stop for the OCTA #71 Bus. There we plunked down all our gear and sat waiting. The bus wasn’t scheduled until 9:04am, but we figured best be safe than sorry with an unknown transit system. We sat sipping our morning coffees and I read a bit about the Blood Angels of the Warhammer 40k Universe.
At exactly 9:04am an empty OCTA #71 bus arrived at our footsteps. I mention empty, only because it was, but I bore in mind that this was the second stop from the beginning of its run. We boarded the bus with all our stuff and paid the $3.00. Yes Portlanders, TriMet’s fares aren’t bad at all. That is $3.00 for two people without a transfer.
The trip went something like this:
9:04am Departure on #71
9:16am 5 ppl total boarded so far. 1 leaves, another person boards.
9:20am Another person gets off, another 1 on. We’re maintaining our 5 rider count.