After a pleasant tour of Santa Cruz, San Francisco, a long and nice train ride to Chicago. 55 hours, but in a sleeper car. After all, what could be finer than dinner in the diner (actually 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 3 lunches)? The train through Colorado is beautiful. But rural Illinois makes me the Chicago snob in me shudder.
Chicago is looking good. Deep down I love Chicago winter. At least as a visitor. 4 months is just too long.
Trips to many bookstores revealed that not one of them carried my book. Sigh.