Sometimes it's easier to travel halfway around the world than it is to plan
a cross-town bus trip....
Finding out I needed an emergency filling was bad enough, but the only
available dentist who could see me on my last day in Seattle was all the
way down in Burien, a suburb about 10 miles SW of the center and--I
imagined--difficult to get to by bus.
Seattle Metro bus system is fairly adequate, but what it lacks is good maps.
Luckily, some clever soul has developed
visual organization of which I prefer to Metro's text-based
First I typed my emergency dental appointment destination address: 14212
Ann Baum Blvd.
I guess I heard the appointment scheduler wrong, so I clicked what I really
meant: 14212 Ambaum Blvd SW...
...and found the stops near my destination
Then I clicked "Routes" and found out I needed the 120. When the bubble came
up, I clicked "120 - Burien Park and Ride"
After clicking the "Inbound to: Burien" radio button, I zoomed out and selected
a random downtown Seattle stop.
The best was 2nd and Lenora. From there I went to Metro for schedule. The
7:51 #120 would get me to my appointment on time.
How to get downtown? I'd take the 7:26 #5 from outside our place to 5th and
Lenora, then walk 3 blocks to 2nd for the 120.
And that's exactly what happened. The bus ride was painless and even the
emergency filling I needed didn't hurt much at all.