The train trip from Fremont (after dropping my van at the mechanic's shop and leaving the keys in the custody of the Shop Cat who pounced on them when I dropped them through the mail slot) was routine. I hiked the 2 km from the Sacramento train station to the hotel, where the desk clerk curtly informed me that it was too early for anyone to check in and to come back in two hours. I left my bags with the hotel and went to look for lunch. I found the Capitol Garage
, billed as the "Best Brunch in Sacramento," and that doesn't surprise me, as I quite enjoyed my meal.( Our Trip to SacramentoCollapse )
Rather footsore, we made our way back to the hotel. We're not especially impressed with this particular Holiday Inn Express. Besides the rude morning clerk, one of the two elevators was out of order, and the air conditioning in the room appears to have only two possible settings: off and arctic full blast. We'll be commenting on this one to Holiday Inn later.
Tomorrow we'll head back to Old Town for a few hours before Lisa drives us home to Fernley. We found out from one of the UP crew in the exhibit train that they'll be heading back over Donner (and thus right by our house) sometime next week, probably October 5 or 6. We'll have to keep a closer watch on the movements of UP 844 so we can set up for their run-by of our house. Current Mood: pleased