Megabus And Minnesota


I took the midnight Megabus to Minneapolis.

If you are not familiar with the Megabus you should know that it is an extremely low cost express bus that runs from Chicago to other Midwest cities. And when I say “low cost” I am talking about fares ranging from $1 to $21 for a one way ticket. Or as our driver put it: “We thank you for riding Megabus; we know you have many options for your travel needs and you chose us cuz we cheap!”

The busses aren’t stinkers either: double decker coach busses which may not always be fancy but are clean and quiet. At least in my experience but I’ve only ever taken the “overnight” bus where they turn out the interior lights part way through the journey leaving you with the option of sleeping or staring out into the darkness of rural Wisconsin which some might argue is pretty much the same thing.

Minneapolis is as different from Chicago as Chicago is from LA but in subtler ways. The snow is colder. The faces are whiter. The houses are more square and less rectangular. If Chicago is a city that forces you to interpret every experience through internal meaning then Minneapolis has come out the far side of self reflection and just decided to be cheerful about it.

Anyway my first day in Minneapolis spiraled quickly downward after the onset of some stomach distress. It came on while I was helping my bestie try on wedding dresses just like the scene in “Bridesmaids” when the entire bridal party is stricken with food poisoning during a dress fitting. Luckily for me I managed to make it back to my friend’s condo before wilting onto the bed. I can only hope it will settle itself by tomorrow.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on March 7, 2013.

One Response to “Megabus And Minnesota”

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