My last day in Chicago.
A pity I had to spend my entire morning working.
Well, not my entire morning. I was able to take a minute to meet with the Hot Coffee Girl herself for a meet-up at Hancock Tower. They have a new attraction called TILT! where you get to stand against a window, then be tilted at a 45° angled off the side of the building...
Not so scary as if they laid you out at a 90° angle, but still very cool.
They don't let you use a camera or a phone to take pictures... apparently they are worried about the safety of the glass (WTF?!?), but this is kinda what you see if you look straight down...
A little heart-stopping but, again, still very cool.
After checking out of my hotel and returning to work for a while, it was time to head home (with The Spirit of St. Lewis working my flight!) on a new Alaska Airlines livery for me... the Portland Timbers plane!
Layover in Portland. Layover in Seattle. A quick flight to my local airport. Then a half-hour drive home. Well, it would have been a half-hour... if not for having to wait for a stupid train.
I hate trains.
They always end up blocking my route no matter what time I'm trying to get somewhere... even past midnight, like tonight...
And as if that wasn't bad enough, you have to listen to their stupid-ass train whistles at all hours of the day and night.
Oh well. At least I'm home in my own bed at last.
Wish I was tired enough to fall asleep.
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It was so good to see you!!!
I feel your train pain. We live very close to a line running through Brandon and I have the schedule imprinted on my brain. Some of the engineers are kind when it comes to blowing the horn at the crossing, but then there’s a few that, for lack of a better word, are ASSHOLES and blare the shit outta the horn for at least 120 seconds straight. Yeah, it doesn’t sound like a long time till you hear it at 3:30am.
Oh heck no on TILT! I’d be that one tragedy that happens to fall through the window when the glass explodes because a bird ran into it while I was leaning on it.
Train delays… I have 3 of them between work and home. And we are only talking about a distance total of 3 miles.