The Megabus is an inexpensive way to travel from one major city to another. And for those in the upper Midwest, it leaves the winter driving to someone else.
Even on a glorious, wintry day of bright sun and no wind, we bounce uncomfortably from one foot to another. Our ride is late, no indoor refuge is near and we have no clue about how long of a delay to expect.
The silver linings: It's noon, not midnight. About 20 of us share the predicament. We are not being pelted with sleet or rain. And the price is right.
About 45 minutes after our scheduled departure, a bright blue and double-decker bus turns into a parking lot near the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Luggage and people are loaded swiftly, and soon we head to Madison, Chicago and - for some - far beyond. ...