It is 1:51AM and the train is moving again. I don’t know what time I woke up and realized it was stopped. Hopefully we get to LA in time, but I’m prepared to buy a flight out of LAX if I have to. This is a cool trip, but definitely not a good idea to do it if you’re pressed for time.
The conductor said estimated time of arrival in Los Angeles is 9AM, but we will see if we can make up some time. Yeah I don’t believe that is possible for a second.
Someone in my car apparently got robbed overnight. Two guys kept going back and forth in the car, so apparently they’re thinking it was them. They stole almost $1000? Or the girl just lost the money? I don’t know…that’s a huge accusation and it’s only 6:30AM. They’re not thinking rationally since they’re upset, and rightfully so, and it’s clearly not a good idea to tell them to check their stuff again. Her friend just told her to check and she freaked out. She’s screaming. So much for sleeping.
The attendant needs to stop joking the way he does. I knew we were somewhat behind and he said ETA for LA was 12:30. I asked what about the Coast Starlight? (My next train). “You’ll make it,” he said. “No it leaves at 10:20.” He laughs and exclaims, “Just kidding!”
Mother f@cker! There’s a time and a place for jokes…that is not cool.
I wonder what I did with my keys…Are they buried in my bag or are they at home? Apartment key?
Phew I’m smarter than I thought. The keys were at the bottom of my bag. Now they’re at the top. Haha that would have been interesting…
The girl who lost her money is going up and down the car asking each passenger if they saw anything. It’s only 7AM, chances are everyone or most people were asleep. One guy who was awake all night is now a suspect to her so she was like, “Okay if I tell the police to search your stuff that’s okay? I still don’t know what really happened, but this is why I respond with, “It could literally happen anywhere” when people ask me if I’m worried about getting robbed or about my safety in general. Hide your valuables.
And I’m off now at LA Union Station. We were supposed to leave at 10:10AM, but they still have paperwork to take care of. Are you freakin’ kidding me? …12 minutes later and we get an announcement saying mechanical is on board doing some work…Uh huh.
Ok were an hour behind but hopefully we can catch up! I’m next to a girl from London who’s an RN and coming over to Oakland to visit her girlfriend, which she does every six weeks…wow! She would have to start schooling all over pretty much in order to come here and become an RN.
Justin bieber is on the train next to us! No I’m kidding, but he is scarily close to the point where London girl and I were studying JB’s tattoos and matching them up to the doppelgänger’s, all while he’s asleep. Haha we are creeps, but hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do?
Lunch with Amy (London) and a couple that spent three months in Puerto Rico. Ooooooo!!
This train is going slow as f@@@ck and I’m probably going to have to cancel food with Michael and get an Uber to drive me home because I don’t want to keep him waiting or awake. I feel so bad, and we’ve both been so excited this entire time. Sigh, they said the earliest I’d be in San Jose is 9PM, which is 40 minutes later than scheduled, and we’re not even at San Luis Obispo yet so this sucks. I just feel awful cancelling the plans even though I know it’s not something either of us can control. But still.
Dinner was fun at least. A guy who worked on a river boat, an Aussie nurse, a British nurse, and a psychologist walk into a bar…
The waitress was squinting when reading the receipts and the Aussie offered up her glasses.
We are stopped in Watsonville because they’re waiting for permission to continue going the direction we are going. Umm what? Why wouldn’t you have permission and why wouldn’t you deal with this before?!
Ok we’re moving again haha
I guess I feel a little less annoyed now that I am not keeping anyone waiting, but I really wanted Michael to be the first person I see when I get off the train. Oh well, we rescheduled and it will just be that much better. I am now at the train station at 9:45PM, the Lyft driver is on their way. I just want to go home and sleep. Good night.