I am now on the Metra, speeding through peoples' back yards on my way to Chicago. I'm surrounded by Blackhawks fans, and am preparing myself for a madhouse with this celebratory parade. I make this trip about once a month, for both business and pleasure. I like to tuck myself away in the upper level with a book (not possible on this trip- as I had to bring luggage big enough for the ARC haul). I also like to bring a large bag of Garrett's Chicago Mix popcorn home with me (half of it rarely makes it back).
I'm really looking forward to this- this is my first professional conference post-MLIS. I got to attend the exhibits hall in 2009 (and meet Neil Gaiman!)