For those of you folks in the burbs who live within a few miles near Metro Stops (Arlington, Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Largo, College Park, Springfield, etc), do you find it easier to get to games by driving to metro'ing?
I live about 3 miles from the silver spring station. For a 7 o'clock game I seriously have to leave at the LATEST by 6pm if I drive, preferably by 5:30 so I can try to find parking. Taking the metro usually seems like it takes the same amount of time. 10-15 minutes to drive 3 miles in rush hour to the station, 10-15 minutes of waiting for the train. , and another 30 minutes or so of travel time
The amount of time is the same pretty much and both have their stress. The red line consantly has its delays. And dealing with the massive herd of getting into the metro cars after the game is annoying as hell. Then again, so is the added stress of trying to find a place to park in DC at 7pm.
So which do you guys prefer? I haven't been to a game this season and I'm itchin' to get out there, but I always find myself so stressed out in just trying to get down to VC. Trying to make my trip less of a pain in the ass this season.