Freaking Me Out a Little Bit

Yesterday I took the Goon Squad to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. We took Metro down with a couple of friends from out of town. We had a great time and again took the train back. Our trip was uneventful, but at 2:45 a metro train on the Orange Line jumped the track.

At 2:45 we were on the Orange Line. According to my calculations it was the train that came right behind ours. About 4 minutes into our trip they started making odd announcements about “single line trains” but I didn’t think anything of it. I knew they were having some switching problems on some of the other lines so I figured it was related to those delays.

As far as I can tell nobody was seriously injured but my kids were with me and the train behind us derailed. That just freaks me out.

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  1. I’m glad that you and yours are safe! That would have freaked me out, too.

  2. Wait. You and the Squad BROKE THE METRO? Way to go.

  3. Freaky and scary.

    We were just in DC over Memorial Weekend and Ally’s favorite part of the whole vacation was riding the Metro.

  4. Gosh..good thing you didn’t stop to tie your shoe.

    That would have me freaked too. Glad nobody was injured.

  5. The metro always freaked me out, which is pretty sad considering I rode it to and from work five days a week for ten years.

    I was on a train in the summer once that LOST POWER IN A TUNNEL. We had no air conditioning and it was dark (just the emergency lights were on) and smelly and during rush hour. I have no idea what happened w/the train, but it was AWFUL.

  6. That would really freak me out. I love taking the train though. I was just saying that my kids would love the Air and Space Museum, my daughter keeps asking me if the moon is real. We tried to explain that someone even landed on the moon. I figure once I pop out the twins and they are older we will stay in DC and visit the museums.

  7. That is scary! I’m glad y’all are ok!

  8. I would be totally freaked! I’m glad everyone is fine. How many bottles of wine have you consumed since you got home?

  9. So glad you are safe. That is actually the line I take out to Arlington from DC. Very scary. Thank god for paternity leave.

  10. Isn’t weird how stuff like that happens and the most minute of decisions or time separates you from being part of it. You lucked out.

  11. That freaks me out too when it happens in Chicago. Especially since it is called the EL because it is elevated and I don’t want to ever fall to my fiery death! Glad everyone is OK!

  12. Whoa! I just got in, checked your site….Holy Crap is all I can say at the moment.

  13. Death lurks on all sides, Sarah. Keep your senses about you. This has been an eerie comment left by your local Black Hockey Jesus.

  14. I once got off of a roller coaster and the NEXT train got stuck in a sideways upside down loop.
    When we left the park HOURS LATER – the fire dept was there, still extracating people with a bit harness thing……

    They had been upside down like 5 hours.

    Seriously, I know what you mean, talk about the heebie jeebies.

  15. JamesMommy says:

    Yup, that is freaky. Glad you are all OK.

  16. That is so not fair.. I try to get my kids to break stuff all the time… You guys get to have all the fun! 😉

    Glad you guys are safe!

  17. That’s what you get for taking public transportation you dirty hippie.

  18. I totally can’t blame you…I would be freaking out too. So glad you and your kids are safe.

  19. Holy cow. That is freaky. I used to take the Orange Line all the time, when I lived in No. Va. I miss the museums, but not the trains. Glad you’re okay.

  20. Oh, wow! That would have seriously sucked. No wonder you were freaked out…good timing on your part!

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