Wednesday, January 28, 2009

From Here to There...

The following post is the story of my commute to class, and takes place on Tuesday, January 27th. Cue Annoying 24 music....
9:50 A.M.

Home is where the heart is, but also where this story begins. In Waukegan, IL, roughly 45 miles from the Chicago Loop, my voyage to class starts. I’m off to the Metra Train station hoping to catch the 10:10 A.M. Train.

11:26 A.M.

I arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center on West Madison Street. I have lots of competition for the escalators since the train was full. I decide to snap a shot of the giant digital schedule on the wall.

11:27 A.M.

Over the River (The Chicago River) and through the Woods (These Extremely Large Buildings) to DePaul I go. I now must walk east towards an El Station. Lucky for me snowflakes have started to line the walkways.

11:38 A.M

After missing the train by seconds, I find myself standing alone on the platform at the Washington /Wells El station. The only company I can find are the Pigeons huddling under the heat lamps for warmth.

11:56 A.M.

After more than 2 hours of transit, I finally arrive at the DePaul Center on Jackson Street. Since I have class at 1:30 P.M., I have plenty of time to relax now. I can have some coffee, scan some e-mail, finish some homework, and most importantly plan my return trip. At 3:00 P.M., when class ends, my commuting adventure will start back up, as it is my only class on Tuesdays.


  1. Wow! George. That is quite a commute. Isn't difficult on cold winter days? Great pictures though. Loved them.

  2. Great post!! I think I went to high school with you, George. CHS class of 05?