In a moment of brain fog, I turned left… onto the 520 on-ramp instead of heading north on Montlake. You know, just after the last exit before tolling. To add insult to insult, it’s not like tolling on most roads on the east coast, where I could have paid the toll, gotten off at the next exit, and driven back on surface streets. The only way back without spending an extra 45 minutes on the road is to get back on 520 and pay the toll going the other way.
This was an expensive grocery shopping trip.