August 1st, 2009

Kevin and Lisa

Uneasy Squeaks the Shower

I found the lower bunk much more comfortable than the smaller roomette bunk coming down from Oregon. Also, we got four big pillows rather than two thin ones, which helped a great deal. Shortly after we left Elko, I set up my CPAP machine – Lisa having run an extension cord so I could do so more easily – and let the train rock me to sleep.

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Worldcon Trip Day 4: Detour Across Wyoming

07:00: Alarm went off and I was happy to see that Lisa had managed to get some sleep. I knew that our train would be diverting to the northern "I-80/US-30" route rather than its normal route through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, but I couldn't tell exactly where we were. I later back-calculated that we must have still been in eastern Utah at the time.

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Deja Vu

17:25: After our train arrived at the station, we decided to walk to the convention center, it being only a few blocks away. When we got there, we couldn't find Worldcon registration. There were signs for a cattlemen's convention, but nothing about Worldcon. Oh, that's right: that was last year.

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19:30: We got back to our car with plenty of time to spare before they told us to be here. I fired up my computer and fished for internet access. There were four sources, one of which was open, but that one required a password once you connected. I didn't think it was wise to try running over to the nearest Starbucks with only fifteen minutes to spare. Besides, it was running with my laptop computer that may have damaged the other one to the point where it eats hard drives. So yes, I'll have to go more than 56 hours without internet access. Boo, hoo.