|What time's the rehearsal?
||[May. 13th, 2008|01:16 pm]
planning discussion for Jenni and Jason's Wedding,
Plane fares have come back toward the place of sanity and I wanna strike|
while the iron is hot. But I don't wanna get into Chicago too late to make
Also -- how am I getting from ORD to where the rehearsal is, btw?
Former: We need to have a meeting with the venue and get that scheduled. I'm hopeful that will be Monday. (The meeting, that is.)
Latter: That's usually my department. How/when is truebluespark
planning on coming in? If he's going to come in by train, you could take the el into the Loop, meet him at Union Station, and come out together. (This is still a valid method for getting from ORD to Naperville even if he isn't.)
It occurs to me that we may want to keep that (i.e., outbound train schedule) in mind when we schedule the rehearsal.
I just checked. There are 3 Amtrak trains from Union station to Champaign-Urbana.
Earliest: leaves Chicago 9:15 am, reaches Chambana 11:25. This one would be pretty difficult for me to make with the flights.
Middle: leaves Chicago 5:05 and arrives Chambana 7:15. Doable but means y'all'd need to schedule pretty late.
The last train is impossible as it gets into Chambana at 10:34 pm.
Yes, that's true, but you're not coming here. We won't even be here then.
Only Jill (who is coming in a week early) has to worry about getting to Champaign. One of the reasons we chose a venue only 30 miles from Chicago (but 150 miles from here) was to make it easier for out of town people to get there, because getting here is hard.
The hotel we have the room block at and the venue are both in Naperville, though at opposite ends of Naperville (about eight miles apart). As the crow flies, that's about 25 miles southwest of O'Hare. The CTA provides rapid transit service 24 hours a day on the Blue Line from O'Hare to downtown (and Forest Park); the time from O'Hare to downtown is about 40 minutes. Union Station is about three blocks from the Clinton/Congress Blue Line station. Metra service on the BNSF line leaves from the South Concourse at Union Station and heads to Naperville. I would say see the posted schedule at http://metrarail.com/Sched/bn/bn_wko.shtml
, but that's July 3rd (the busiest day of the year for Metra), so the schedule will be a bit different. Should only be added trains, though. You can see the main Naperville station on the Metra schedule, third station from the western terminal of that line.
Aha, you addressed that; nevermind! I thought it was in Naperville, and I was going to say that if they arrived in Chambana, chances are nobody would be there. :@ )
The rehearsal is in Naperville, right? Not in Chambana?
See my comment above that I took a long time to type.
Ah yes, we were simul-typing. But now we're all on the same page, right? YAY!
Yea, it was just me being confused because I'm doing this via the Sidekick and the work web when time allows, and I can't hit lj from the work comp, only on breaks and the Sidekick.
But now I got it. Naperville. That's a lot easier.
I have made additional post to the community for the geographically challenged. Hope it clears things up for everyone.