Saturday, September 28, 2013

10 things about my Megabus trip

So, I took the Megabus to visit my mom. I am writing this from my perch on her very, very floral couch! I would love it if she'd bus instead of that long drive, so I was checking it out for her. I'm curious for myself, too - I can get a lot more done sitting on a bus instead of driving. 


1. Megabus made the 350 mile trip faster than the Amtrak and as fast as a car. This was an express bus that had only one stop.

2. It wasn't seedy at all, like how bus trips sometimes used to be. Everybody was very nice.

3. It had wi-fi! I was going to do a post, but the Thrillionth page was blocked. Too hot for Megabus.

4. I sat next to a retired schoolteacher named Judy. She was super nice and it was her first Megabus ride, too. We showed each other pet pictures on the phone. Even on the Megabus, I am the queen of cat pictures.

5. TIP: Sit on the lower level of the megabus. That is the quiet level, apparently.

6. The woman in front of Judy and me was a Megabus Pro. Judy and I were pleased that the seat we chose was behind the Megabus Pro's seat, because Megabus Pro got there early to get her pick. (Lower level, middle).

7. The Megabus Pro booked 2 months in advance and got a round trip for $2.50. I paid $60 for Minneapolis to Milwaukee round trip.

8. Wear warm clothes. That was some serious AC!

9. I need one of those privacy computer screen thingys. Nice as Judy was, she couldn't help but look at my computer screen and see I was writing some type of book, and asking me about it. Well, don't we all glance at people's screens when they're inches away? I was SO glad I wasn't working on a super dirty part. 

10. The photo is of us at our one stop in Mauston, WI. The driver was hilarious, and she promised she would leave anybody who took more than the allotted 20 minutes there. She gave enough details about what would happen to make me think she actually HAD left people there.


Christine said...

The MegaBus!!!! My husband took his a megabus from NYC to Boston with a buddy over the summer and also thought it was an awesome deal and not at all shaddy. Such a bargain. I love your list. xo

Skye Warren said...

I love that I can hear your blog post in your voice now!! I mean, in my head, but now I know how you sound :D

By the way, I got Mr. Real in the mail - so pretty! Of course I've already read it, but now I have a big fat paperback. And the cream is really nice. I'm going to have to re-do mine now. The size is slightly different, I think, so that'll mean redoing the covers and all that. Ah, well, the things we do for pretty, huggable books :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Christine: thanks! Glad your man had fun. It would be even better to take with another person.

Skye: I like those cream pages, too. Okay, I need to hear about what book you're re-doing! I'm going to do some print soon, too.

BookaholicCat said...

I've never heard of the MegaBus but it sounds like a fun trip. I'm glad you also had a good companion, that's very important during long trips.... I have some not very nice stories about it.
The only thing I don't agree with your post is the "I am the queen of cat pictures". I think that place belongs to me aka The Crazy Cat Lady... ok, I'll be generous and share it with you, we can both be The Queens of cat pictures. :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Hah! Okay, we will share!!

azteclady said...

Did you said, she got her ticket for $2.50???? Holy smokes, that's awesome! And I really like that it's not seedy either.