Because of that, I got off the bus at Montlake Expressway Stop instead of getting all the way into the city on #545. I didn’t know where I was, but figured “what the hell, I’ve got 2+ hours before I have to be somewhere.”
I got off and walked up the sidewalk to the main street. The bus pulls off a side stop, called and Expressway Transit Stop or something, and people can get on or off the stops and walk up to the primary surface streets. I got to the top and immediately saw about 50 bikes (ok, I didn’t count but there were a lot of them).
I walked across the overpass and to the south bound (toward downtown Seattle) and boarded the next bus that came along. The #48 pulled up and I flicked my newly received Microsoft ORCA Card and off we went.
After just a few minutes I got off again, not being sure where the #48 actually went, to check were and what route I needed to be on. The #43, which I knew goes downtown, runs parallel to the #48 route along this road. I could at least board it. However I saw a Fuel Coffee Shop a second ago and decided to walk back to it.
I arrived and purchased an ice coffee. I pulled the laptop out to figure out where I was, and where I needed to go to arrive at Fado in downtown Seattle by 6pm. I first looked up Fado to be sure of the address ”801 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1404”. That looked good so then I looked up what routes I was near to figure out where I was actually at. I found myself near E Lynn St and 24th on OneBusAway. So now I went back to Google Maps and threw in the two address I knew of “801 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-1404” to “24th Ave E & E McGraw St”.
This is where I didn’t like the results. Google Maps told me to go back to the Montlake Expressway stop and get on something from there to go downtown. I didn’t want to do that so I figured I’d board the next #43 and just enjoy the scenery. So with that I finished this entry up and… vroom, off I went.