Safari bus adventure
3 weeks living on STJ as of tomorrow. I've got a bank account, cable, electric in my name, and a reliable carpenter doing some work in the retail space. Some days it feels like I'm moving in quicksand, but at least things are moving ahead! I thought some of you may get a kick out of a snippet of an email I sent to friends / family back in Rhode Island;
"...yesterday I decided to take the ferry back to STT as I had to go to Home Depot for stuff I needed and couldn't get here., " No problem" I think to myself. I'll catch the dollar bus at the ferry dock...I've done this before when I went to K-Mart. Well, the dollar bus pulls into the lot at K-Mart so I assumed the driver would also pull into the lot when we get to Home Depot....after all, I asked him if he was going that direction when I got on. After about 15 minutes I saw a sign for Home Depot, but the driver was in the middle lane of traffic so I figured there must be another entrance......well, 45 minutes and a tour of the island later I ask the driver again about Home Depot. He replied " Didn't you hear me toot when we got there? I thought you changed your mind". Of course he isn't going back the same way....that would be too easy. He points to the side of the road and says " Wait there for next one going that direction". Really? This is just a spot along the road....no sign, nothing, So I get out feeling abandoned like a puppy on the road. Within a minute there are 2 other people waiting with me. In the next 10 minutes no fewer than 3 buses zip by....I finally ask one of the guys standing with me why they aren't stopping.....he replies " Oh, they are probably taking tourists on island tours". Ha! Stupid tourists....they are paying $25.00 each for that privilege and I only paid $2.00. Of course, they are on a bus and I'm by the side of the road. Hmmmmm. We did get picked up shortly after that. No worries."
I learn something new here everyday! Push the dang button when you want to get off.....and there is no other entrance to Home Depot,:D
Love it!! (tu) 😎
Glad you didn't have somewhere important to be and you were able to enjoy the adventure!
There actually is another entrance to Home Depot -- but it is not on the safari route.
Exit Zero- Guess I wasn't completely wrong!
Sometimes there isn't a button to push... stamp your feet or honk the bike horn.
The safari bus runs clock wise from red hook to tutu and the to red hook. There are safari buses from red hook that go to town also, however they are not marked SO YOU NEED TO ASK!. You would get off by Cost you less (there is a light there) or the road before and walk up the hill to Home Depot.
THERE IS NO SAFARI BUS THAT GOES TO HOME DEPOT DIRECTLY.
You would reverse the trip but you need to make sure that the safari bus does not go back to town and goes into the "country" which means red hook.
It pays to know how you can get around.
Loved your story ! Thanks for sharing !
There was a women on the bus a row or two in front of me who started stamping her foot.....I thought " oh great, is she trying to kill something on the floor that is now going to crawl back here?" 😮 Now I get it, Thanks for clearing this all up!
Aren't the safari buses fun? I remember learning to stomp my feet - it was a difficult lesson. T'anks for the laugh!