Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last day in Concord

Last day in Concord!
My California trip is drawing to an end! This afternoon when I drive Son David's car to the BART station, I will not be returning home with him. Instead I'll be taking BART [Bay Area Rapid Transit] to the Oakland Airport Station. A Courtyard Marriott Hotel shuttle will pick me up and take me to the hotel.

Tomorrow my airplane takes off for Mexico at 6am. So, it is necessary to stay at the hotel close to Oakland Airport in order to check-in on time for my flight.

My heart goes in two directions!
Each time that I leave to return to Mexico, my heart goes in two directions. Part of my heart yearns to remain. Part wants to feel the rush of excitement that comes with beginning a journey.

At times as these, I've got to jerk myself back into the moment. Not longing for the past. Not thinking about what might happen to prevent me from returning to California. And I am thinking of William Wordsworth's poem which expresses so well how I feel now [link].

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind!

5PM - Goodbye to David!
Every work day Son David phones me to come pick him up at the Concord BART station. During the day, I am using his late model Acura auto. A car that I really like a lot because it has lots of gadgets that are accessed thru a monitor in the dash. Love this stuff!

When David arrived at the BART station, we hugged good bye and he drove off. I boarded the BART train which took me to Oakland Airport BART. A Courtyard Marriott van came to the BART station and took me to the hotel.
David arriving at Concord BART.

6:30PM - Marriott's internet.
After checking into the Marriott Hotel, I found that their internet connection did not work! They claimed that somebody was fixing the internet, and I went off to eat supper. After supper, the internet connection was still not working.

Marriott graciously found me a room at a nearby Holiday Inn.

9PM - At the Holiday Inn.

We have moved over to the Holiday Inn, and the internet appears to be working. This internet/hotel thing is really weird. This is the 2nd hotel that I stayed at on this trip where there was supposed to be an internet connection but it actually was not working!


No location maps during the California trip.