Tomorrow morning I begin my trip to Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi for a week of meetings [itinerary].
I’ll start out on one of the Lincoln Service trains from St. Louis to Chicago where I’ll catch Amtrak’s California Zephyr all the way to Emeryville, a suburb of San Francisco.
I’m leaving a day early to give myself a buffer in case the Zephyr has any delays along the way, likely if there’s much snow on the ground. If all goes as planned, I’ll spend two nights in the Bay Area. The Hyatt House Emeryville is just across the tracks from the Amtrak station; and the Grand Hyatt at SFO is just a short AirTrain ride from there to the terminal. I should have a whole day to get from Emeryville to the airport and so not be stressed at all.
The return trip will basically be the reverse of that, except I’ll spend only one night in the Bay Area and a second in Chicago. The eastbound Zephyr will likely be late, and so the extra night will give me plenty of time to catch my preferred train for the last leg back to St. Louis.
I’ll have a decent camera with me this time, so maybe I’ll take some pretty pictures. We’ll see whether I’m any good at it. 😎