7.15.2021 | DAYTON to COLUMBUS

Laura picked me up at 5:00 PM to deliver me to the Greyhound terminal for my 6:35 PM departure.

Finding the actual building where the terminal is housed should have been a warning shot. The computers were down and so was the A/C. The Greyhound associate let me know the bus would be arriving closer to 7:30 PM due to construction traffic on I-70. Actually, she said she couldn’t actually track that bus but that it could arrive between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Laura and I went in search of a beverage and ended up at The Donut Palace for smoothies, she a mango smoothie and I a peach smoothie. We returned to the Greyhound terminal and chatted until the bus arrived.

Boarding was a bit clumsy and complicated; it was a full ride and few were willing to offer up the seat beside them. A kindly young chap graciously beckoned me to sit in his row with a “there are some rude mo—er f—ckers.” The bus driver was forced to clamp down on a batch of riders who were already behaving a bit unruly.

For the most part, it was a tight, stuffy ride but an hour – ten minutes in length.

At the Columbus terminal, I got my E-tickets and ordered a burger and fries. The tastiest burger!

My departure from Columbus to Indianapolis, and then on to St. Louis where I’m expected to arrive by 6:30 AM, is set for 11:45 PM. I’m second in line to board and I am praying for my own row to myself.


At 11:15 PM, thirty minutes prior to departure, Greyhound cancelled the bus due to the driver not having enough driving hours left.


About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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