Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Subway Stories - Last Stop


Whenever I take a trip or visit a museum, I buy cute little magnets as a reminder. This past summer, I was walking around the Prudential Center with a friend. I can't afford most of the stores there, but there was a little cart selling Boston themed magnets. I know it's kind of goofy to buy magnets from here when I'm not a tourist, but some of them were so cute, I couldn't resist. And they were actually in my price range! This magnet is a mini-version of a Blue Line subway car and it's happily living on my refrigerator door.

I've always wanted to go the end of the Blue Line to Wonderland Station, just to get out and walk around. This will have to wait for warmer weather. In case you've never heard of it, there is a great movie called Next Stop Wonderland, that was filmed here. It's fun and the soundtrack is amazing, if you like Brazilian music.

Well, this magnet is the closest to the subway that I've been in a long time. I took the train to work once this month and completely wasted my $59.00 monthly pass, which is now my last monthly pass. Tomorrow is the last day of January, so I feel like I should use it. It's supposed to snow again tomorrow. If it does and amounts to anything, I may take the T, because parking could be difficult. Otherwise, I may stick to driving. We'll see...


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15 comments:

Sanjay said...

You cannot go wrong with cute magnets. :)
I have taken the Boston subway a few times, can't remember which one though.Was a while back.
Oh wait is there a green line?

Lotus Reads said...

I LOVE Brazilian music, Anali, so thanks for pointing me to the soundtrack of "Next Stop Wonderland". Will have to listen to it!

amisha said...

i love the subway magnet :) and thanks for the music tip... i also really like brazilian music!

Asha said...

I always buy Magnets for my fridge along with other things!:) It feels good to see those everyday to remind me where I had visited!

Snow is coming here too tonight!:D

Mosilager said...

I have a friend who gets the magnets shaped like a state when she visits the state! eventually will probably get a us map out of it.

Anonymous said...

Not to discourage you, but unless you're planning on going to the dog track, there isn't much to see at Wonderland! It's a pleasant enough ride, though, if you like subways.

I do. I'm kind of a subway junkie. I always try to ride the subway when visiting another city. I've got to blog about that someday.

Suldog (not at my usual computer)

Anali said...

sanjay - Yes! There is a green line!

lotus reads - You're welcome! I hope you like it!

amisha - Thank you and you're welcome!

asha - They are nice mementos! I hope you don't get too much snow. We only had a dusting again.

mosilager - Pretty cool! You'll have to take a picture and post it on your blog!

suldog - If it's a nice enough day, I might walk around and take some pictures. Or maybe I won't even get out, but just take pictures of the station.

Subways are a pain when you're in a rush to get somewhere, but when your on vacation, it's a nice way to get a feel for a place.

Luckily I did NOT take the T to work today! The city has been crazy with all kinds of prank bomb scares and I would have been delayed again on the subway. Instead I had a nice 15 minute drive into the city.

I just saw this posted on CNN.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/31/suspicious.packages.ap/index.html

starry nights said...

Have never been to Boston and hope to one day.I thing refrigerator magnets are cute. especially the blue line.How is your mom doing?

Sai said...

I have never been to Boston....was just outside it, in Braintree for work in the summer.

My refrigerator has photos and just one magnet!

Anali said...

starry nights - I hope when you visit, you'll let me know so we can meet!

My mom actually has to have more surgery. Long story...

sai - Braintree is the last stop on the Red Line going south and right near Quincy!

jac said...

I have never been to the United states and I don't plan to. But if I ever, I will visit boston 'cause my cousin is a Bostonian. (I hope that it is a right usage)

Mosilager said...

I think there's only 2-3 states on so far... once there are more i'll definitely take a pic and post it.

Anali said...

jac - How come you never plan to visit the US? And yes it was the right usage cousin! : )

mosilager - I'll be on the lookout for it!

Peter N said...

And at the end of the rainbow? I've heard rumors.....we can split it 50-50! Something about gold, or........?

Anali said...

peter n - LOL! : )

 
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