The first leg of my travel is complete. I’m in Washington, DC at Union Station and taking this opportunity to freshen up and stretch my legs. Especially stretch my legs.

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Space is Tight

Unfortunately, my seat on this first trip was super close to the seat in front of me. So close that, if I sat facing directly forward, my knees were mashed into the back of the seat in front of me and I had to adjust myself so I was essentially crouching with my rear end about 3 inches off the seat.

I sure hope my next seat isn’t this bad.

I was fortunate not to have a seatmate and could stretch across both seats, but even then there was only an inch or so between my leg and the seat back. What really sucked was when the passengers in the seats in front of me boarded and proceeded to slam their seats back and go to sleep.

Why didn’t I change seats, you ask? Well, I paid a little extra for this one, so this one is assigned to me.  You see, on Megabus, you can get super inexpensive tickets and then spend a little more for certain seats towards the front of the bus on the top section and on the bottom where they have tables you can set up on. That’s what I did. I couldn’t change seats within the other paid seats because they were held by others like me who paid for them. And I couldn’t take one of the other seats because the bus was full. But again, it was tolerable stretching across the two seats.

Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep last night. Hopefully, this next leg will be better. It looked like most of the other seats had plenty of leg room, just this particular seat in this case. I’m in the same seat number but a different bus, so here’s hoping…

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