Post Chicago

We eventually managed to get around and went out for the RBF meetup. It was very cool finally meeting everyone and I had a good time chatting with Lora, Haight, and Dice. After dinner some of us headed out to a bar and I got to hang out with Mouse, Walchka, and Running Rabbit. Huge thanks to Dice for walking me to the bar. What a gentleman! Having just seen two men beating the crap out of each other in the alley I decided I wanted an escort :)

































We threw back some drinks and watched the only Tigers win (Boo! I can't believe they lost the WS). I had a great time and eventually made my way back to Running Jayhawk's place. We chatted a bit before heading to bed. I had to be up early to catch the Megabus back to Cleveland. $15 for my ticket. Not too shabby!

Well I guess you get what you pay for.

After a minor freakout about where the hell the bus was I found DL waiting for the bus too. The crowd was small so we got a table area on the bus to ourselves. We talked shop for awhile waiting for our trip to Cleveland to start. And waited...and waited...got angry....and waited....

We had a special bus because the normal Mega Busses do not have wheelchair accessibility. Well apparently even though this one had it, the people in charge did not have much experience using it. It took them about 40 minutes to get the poor lady onto the bus. During which time I decided I was starving and had to get a sandwich. We timed it just right and got back onto the bus just as they were finally gettind her on board. Well then the bus wouldn't start. After about 7 attempts to start the bus, each attempt taking about 2 minutes. The bus driver got off and opened and shut the wheelchair door. Except for now the door wouldn't shut and it set off an alarm.

I swear to you that that door got slammed about 30 times before they finally decided to try something different (despite passengers suggesting to them to try something new several times) Finally they realized that the door was locked and wouldn't shut until unlocked by turning the bus off. And thankfully after all of that the bus decided to start.

10 comments:

mouse said...

I'M IN ALL OF YOUR PICTURES! that's so exciting!

or, it just means I had nothing better to do that day than pose for pictures. :) GOOD THING I REDEEMED MYSELF THIS WEEKEND, HUH?!?

Rae said...

Oh lord, that sounds like a terrible bus experience.

Great party pics! It sounds like everyone had a blast in Chicago!!!

TriSaraTops said...

So fun! Wish I coulda been there! Not on the bus, though....ha ha

Jodi said...

Ugh. I've only traveled Greyhound a couple times. My biggest complaint is that I can't stand how those busses smell. Ick.

Jodi

Jessica Deline said...

Dang... that is some serious drama on the bus! sounds like fun otherwise though :)

walchka said...

Congrats on a great race E. It was a blast to meet up with you and everyone else after the race.

Cliff said...

...what a bus experience..

great pics by the way :)

sunshine said...

Sounds like you had quite a good time in Chicago!

Wish you could've been here yesterday, but you were smart to stay home! :) Hope to see you again soon.

Running Rabbit said...

Yeah!! I finally found you! I was so drunk after the marathon it was all could do to get my ass home. Thanks to the hubby! You were fabulous! Loved meeting you!!! :-)

Josh said...

It was my pleasure! It was great meeting you after all of this time.