For anybody who doesn't know what Megabus is, it's a low-cost bus service that provides transport between cities,
As anybody who regularly reads this blog knows, I love Megabus, and I travel by Megabus several times a year to Chicago to visit my daughter and her husband.
Ever since I discovered this gem of of the public transportation genus, I've been a regular right-down evangelist of the Megabus, singing its praises for, among other things, its economical pricing (we've paid as low as $45 for a round-trip ticket to Chicago),
So now I have to find another means of getting from Columbus to Chicago.
Oh, I know there are other available modes of transport between the two cities; people have traveled from Columbus to Chicago and back long before Megabus came on the scene and they will continue to do so now that it's gone.
But the thing is, for me a Megabus trip was more than just a means of getting from point A to Point B.
I loved the whole process:
Walking out the front door in the early morning, Tom and I carting our suitcases through the neighborhood
One time we met Jesse Kharbanda, the passionate young Indiana environmental activist and former candidate for Indiana State Senate who was on his way to a conference in Chicago and who was taking the Megabus - which picks up passengers in Indianapolis - out of his commitment to public transportation and the environment.
Aw well. Bye-bye Megabus. Hello Greyhound, I guess.