Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Metro Guide!

How to Use the Metro
Using the Metro is simple as long as you know which stop to get off at. There are five different colored lines that take you all over the DC/ Metropolitan area. Since we're taking the tro, as we like to call it, to Eastern Market this weekend, we'll walk you through the steps to get there. We'll start at the Tenleytown stop, which is on the red line, and get off at the Eastern market stop, which is on the blue/orange line. Because we have to switch lines, we'll get off at Metro Center. This is a huge stop where a lot of people get off in order to change lines. At Metro Center, we'll follow signs to the blue/orange line. It's really important to know the direction of the train you want. Above each side of the Metro, there's a sign that says the ending stop of the train going in that direction. If you look at the map below, you can see that one side of the blue/orange line ends at Vienna/ Franconia-Springfield, and the other side of the line ends at New Carrollton/ Largo Town Center. Since we're going to Eastern Market, we want to take the train towards New Carrollton/ Largo Town Center. Easy Peasy. When you get off the train, make sure to watch your step so you don't fall through the crack and into the tracks.

Stay Tuned! We're going to Eastern Market on May 22, and we'll update this post with our opinions, photos, and review of the event!

About This Blog

Our first post! For our senior project, we decided to create, launch, and maintain a blog about the area's offbeat and fun activities for teenagers. It is easy for teenagers to forget that the Washington area is rich in cultural and recreational attractions. We are going to uncover these hidden treasures and evaluate them with fresh eyes. We think if more teens knew what is out there, they might get off their Facebook pages and couches. This blog will have a strong point of view since we will each give our opinion of the event. This blog will become a repository of current events and activities that are available to young teens, and will serve as a one stop link that will lead viewers to an easily accessible collection of attractions they can explore.