Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Shuttle Buses

So we drove from Crested Butte, Colorado to Denver (4-5 hours), flew home to Chicago after a short delay (2 hours), and then got on the L train to go to Logan Square. It was about 10:30pm and we sat on the train waiting to leave when the announcement came that the last stop would be Harlem. Harlem is about three stops from O’Hare. Then, we were to disembark and get on a shuttle bus that would take us to Jefferson Park, where we would then get back on the train that would take us the next five stops to Logan. After a day of travel, isn’t the half hour L ride home supposed to be the easy part?

I know, there’s a post somewhere from my last trip with a similar tale of CTA woe; you can pretty much count on it, there’s something every time. But it still amazes me that driving through the mountains of Colorado and flying in icy, frigid air–flying through the air!–seems to be so much more reliable than this transit system at any given moment. World class city of Chicago, you’ve done it again!

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