This is the second year in a row that I've just happened to catch the CTA's Holiday Train by accident. Last year, I was able to call up Erica and she met me and the train at Bryn Mawr and we rode all the way up to Howard. Remembering that made me miss my wife (24 hours until I'm back in Mississippi!), but it's hard to stay sad on the Holiday Train. Woo-oo!