Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Made It To Chicago

Our train arrived in Chicago at 11:45 PM, just short of nine hours late. Lisa and I walked to the Holiday Inn (although I think it might not be officially a legal sidewalk we used), and I'm pretty sure we were checked in and in our hotel room long before most of the people with missed connections at Chicago had been processed.

Per my previous post, it's just as well I wasn't angling for a hotel room and a trip tomorrow. All of the people who missed connections to the Michigan Service trains are riding buses to their final destinations, poor folks. I'm better off at the hotel, even though it's strange.

The hotel room we have is crazy. It's actually a ten-person conference room with a board room style table with an attached bedroom. We don't actually like it, but it was the only room left. I must get a picture before we leave. We requested a 2 PM check out so we can sleep in tomorrow, which we need desperately.

My smartphone froze up shortly after my previous post, and I didn't know how to reset it. (Hold Power + Volume Down for ten seconds; but I couldn't find that out until I was back at an internet connection that does not depend upon the smartphone.)

Longer report later, maybe, if I have the energy. Now I must try go get some sleep. We're still happy we took the train, even though the schedule was mucked up.
Tags: amtrak, trains, travel
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