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.