November 24th, 2010

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If One Must Travel Today...

...there are far worse days to do so than by riding the Amtrak Capitol from Fremont to Sacramento. Of course, the sense of relief I had when I got on the train and knew that I was free from the frantic work demand for a few hours (no internet on the train) made it even better.

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After Lisa collected me from the station, instead of driving to Yuba City, we went to a new-for-us hotel: the Staybridge Suites in north Sacramento. Since the former Holiday Inn Express in Yuba City was de-franchised, I have less incentive to stay up there, especially as Priority Club is running a promotion that for the rest of this year gives me an incentive to maximize stays, not nights.

We like this hotel. Lisa said, "I could live here; it's bigger that the trailer in Mehama." Of course, these are long-stay hotels where most people are setting up housekeeping for a week or a month at a time, but that doesn't mean you can't stay for one night. Having a fridge and kitchen as well as a separate bedroom from the living room is very nice.

Lisa appreciated not having to drive much more today, as it was a long, cold, slow slog over OR-58/US-97 last night, and was so cold that she wasn't able to get much sleep in the pickup — only two hours, which was only about two fewer than what I got last night, but she was doing more physically demanding work than I was.

Now I hope I can polish off the stuff from the Day Jobbe so I don't have to fret about it tomorrow and can instead relax with my family.