|Monty the Greyhound is ready to hit the road!|
I guess it's a good thing the trip to Victoria was cancelled as I would be due to take part in another half marathon today and that would be a real dilemma....dropping out of Surf City in February still hurts. I guess it's a beautiful weekend in Victoria...of course. However it looks like things worked out for the best.
I will be in Indianapolis for their marathon expo...oh dear.. I love marathon expos and all the goodies they have there. I resisted doing their half marathon as they have a pretty strict time limit for the first 10km anyway. And reading the reviews the traffic control is horrendous and several people nearly got hit last year...being as I would be at the back of the pack it would probably be me...no thanks. And it's not on "the list". No I haven't started a program of doing a half marathon in every province or state - just doing a simple walk is enough for me! However I do hope to do more half marathons and there are a few American ones I do want to do. The Cincinnati Flying Pig, Jackson, Mississippi Blues marathon, San Antonio Rock & Roll and more spring to mind!!
My transport (aside from fly into Chicago and out of St. Louis) will involve Greyhound. Megabus and Amtrak. The first bus trip (Chicago to Frankfort, Kentucky) has already been purchased as the cheaper rates are available three weeks ahead/ I have never traveled by train in the U.S. so my travels from Chicago down to Springfield and on to Jefferson City and St. Louis will be a first for me on the Amtrak system. Should be interesting. Jefferson City is only accessible by train and Springfield's bus depot is way out in the boonies whereas I can walk from the Amtrak station to my hotel. I am excited to try Megabus as well. (which works out to be cheaper than Greyhound) Wifi on board - woohoo!!!
Anyway back to doing some trip research - google maps and google streetview are my friends!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!