As it is with most journeys, no matter how much we plan they never go as expected. Change after all is the only constant we have in life. I started my journey walking with my roomie to the T station. She had to head out to Logan at the same time. It was a nice little send off as I start the travel month. Left Boston south station via bus because the tracks are being worked on. As I climbed aboard, I was overcome with emotion that this journey I’ve wanted to take for years and months of planning has come to fruition. Have a few minutes time before I step aboard the lakeshore limited to Chicago and start the train portion of the trip.