Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Smooth Traveling

If I knew that all of the trips would go as smoothly as yesterday did, I'd do more to make my "commute" between Fernley and the Bay Area by train. Amtrak #5 was only a few minutes late (which meant I was able to make the last breakfast seating), had no on-route delays, and arrived at Emeryville about an hour early (which it will if there are no delays due to recovery time built into the schedule). That meant I could take the 3:50 train to Fremont instead of trains as much as four hours later for the 30 minute ride to Fremont. I collected the RV, but I won't know whether my mechanic has been able to fix the issue with the fuel-transfer valve until I go pay him for the work (and collect my spare keys) later today.

It took me only slightly longer to take the train yesterday than it typically does for me to drive. Mind you, when I drive, I generally stop to visit my sister, and I have fuel and meal stops along the way.

It was pretty warm in the Bay Area yesterday (and will be today) by local standards. That made getting to sleep a little bit of a problem in the heat, but it eventually cooled down sufficiently. I was tired enough that I didn't bother getting online, so when I got the Rolling Stone buttoned up for the night, I gave Lisa a call to reassure her that all was as well as it could be and did what I could to get to sleep. I guess it must have been enough because I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm this morning.

It's a shame that I can't rely on the connections working going the other way. The Capitol-to-Zephyr connection at Emeryville is only five minutes, which isn't a safe connection.
Tags: amtrak, rolling stone, rv
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