Wed 29 Jul
Lv Salem OR 3:37 PM Amtrak 11 Coast Starlight
Thu 30 Jul
Ar Emeryville CA 8:20 AM
I'll be in my office in San Mateo working later this day. This is nearly the last chance to reliably reach me by e-mail before the trip really starts.
Fri 30 Jul
Lv Emeryville CA 8:55 AM Amt 6 California Zephry
Friday, Saturday nights: on train
Sun 2 Aug
Ar Chicago IL 3:50 PM
Spend night at Holiday Inn south of Union Station; check e-mail for first time in 3 days and hope computer doesn't explode from the backlog.
Mon 3 Aug
Museum of Science & Industry
Lv Chicago IL 9:00 PM Amt 48 Lake Shore Limited
Tue 4 Aug
Ar Schenectady NY 1:50 PM
Spend night at Holiday Inn Schenectady. Hope to have dinner with friends here, and possibly do some laundry if the hotel actually has a coin-op laundry as it claims to have.
Wed 5 Aug
Lv Schenectady NY 11:20 AM Amt 69 Adirondack
Ar Montreal QC 7:10 PM -- but more likely after 9 PM given the incessant border-crossing delays
While on the train, I will not be reachable by e-mail, and telephone may be dicey, as chunks of the route are away from the cell phone network.
In Montreal during Worldcon, I will be staying at Holiday Inn Select Centre-Ville diagonally opposite Palais des Congres from August 5-11, leaving on the morning of Wednesday, August 12.
Wed 12 Aug
Lv Montreal QC 9:30 AM Amt 68 Adirondack
Ar Schenectady NY 4:50 PM (and I hope not too much later than that)
Lv Schenectady NY 7:31 PM Amt 49 Lake Shore Limited
Thu 13 Aug
Ar Chicago IL 9:45 AM
Lv Chicago IL 3:15 PM Amt 3 Southwest Chief
Thursday, Friday nights on train
Sat 15 Aug
Ar Los Angeles CA 8:15 AM
Spend night at Holiday Inn downtown LA near Convention Center
Sun 16 Aug
Lv Los Angeles CA 10:15 AM Amt 14 Coast Starlight
Mon 17 Aug
Ar Salem OR 2:03 PM
I'll then work from Oregon on Tuesday-Friday before driving back to California. Presumably they will have repaired my van by the time I get back!