Friday, April 6, 2012

Getting Home

Good morning everyone!

I am blogging to you all from my home in Poughkeepsie, New York. We have a four-day weekend for the Easter holiday. It's so nice to be back with my family, even just for a few days.

Normally, I ride home with a friend, but she was back already recovering from an illness (thank goodness she's feeling better now!). My parents were unable to trek up to Vermont to get me, so I had to look into finding another way home.

Thankfully, there are so many options available to get from Vermont to New York and New England. First off, there's always other people at Saint Mike's who are traveling in your direction. Simply asking around will most likely get you a ride...and a new friend! We have an "on-campus classifieds" list called the Knightlist, where you can enter information--whether you're looking to buy or sell an old TV, want a job, or a ride, you can make a post there. There's also Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus, which was my choice of transportation.

Megabus is an inexpensive transportation service that stops in various New York and New England cities, including Saratoga NY, Boston, NYC, and Hartford CT, among many others. The Burlington pick-up stop is at UVM in front of the Royal Tyler Theater, about a 10-minute ride from Saint Mike's.

The chariot awaits!

The cool thing about Megabus is that you can get a ticket for really cheap--my friend once bought a seat for three dollars! Mine cost a bit more, it was $13, but as far as paying for transportation goes it's much cheaper than I would have expected.

The bus is massive and really long, and it has accommodations like a bathroom and WiFi. I took the bus to Saratoga Springs, where my sister was able to pick me up and drive me home.

So that's it, I'm here safe and sound. :) Have a lovely day everyone!


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