It has been an interesting few days in Chicago. The kids have packed up that which they will need in California and the shipment went out yesterday. The dogs will be run for a few hours today before they head to the airport.
Dani found an apartment sitter, so the place will not remain empty while we decide what we want to do with the place.
I’m ready to be home. Of course, it will be a bit complicated. Isn’t my travel always so? Getting to Midway wasn’t hard and would have been much easier had I double checked everything prior to leaving the condo. Never the less, I managed to take the CTA to Midway with minimal amount of pain and got checked in.
What will be a challenge? Well …. I arrive a couple of hours before the A’s game. I was planning on just picking up my luggage from Southwest after the game given that the Coliseum and the airport are the same BART stop. However, if the security people at the game check point decide to be strict, I wouldn’t be able to take my backpack with electronics into the stadium. Laptops are on the prohibited list. For that matter, so are telephoto lenses, video cameras and artificial noise makers.
I don’t know what that says about horns, gongs, cow bells and snare drums which are routinely part of Section 149 right along with the banners and flags.
Anyway – I am more likely to grab the luggage, meet George at the local BART station. I can swap luggage and backpack for my hat and game jersey….