Monday, November 10, 2014
Seeing it a little differently
When I work downtown I have to leave the house by 7:45 to catch a bus to Jefferson Park in order to make it to TopFive Financials' downtown office by 9am. Unfortunately I had to help with the twins and I was a bit rushed. CTABustracker assured me a bus was 8 minutes away when I left the house and I'm pretty sure it doesn't take me 8 minutes to walk .2 miles though Google maps show it could take 6 minutes.
The bus blew past as I was about 10 ft from the intersection, with the light against me. Chasing it was not an option. I elected to catch the Milwaukee bus going South in hopes of getting off at another El station like Logan Square, California or even Division. Instead I opted to ride the bus all the way in, which got me to the office at 9:20.
It did give me an opportunity to see Avondale, Logan Square, Wicker Park and a few other spots along Milwaukee Avenue.