April 11, 2018, Wednesday: Home to LA. A neighbor had a doctor’s appointment in Flagstaff today and consequently was able to give me and my bike a lift up there. Susan (wife) followed in the Honda Accord and we went to have tea near to the REI. We also got some waterproof matches and another water carrier from the REI. After tea, even though it was only 5 o’clock, we went to a pizza restaurant and had pizza. At that time the train was showing on time with an arrival of 8:50 PM. Regrettably while we were at the restaurant the arrival time started getting later and later. I left the restaurant after Susan had already gone home at around 8:30 PM and went to the station. I had about another three hour wait before the train finally arrived, and I loaded my bike into the guard’s van and went to my sleeper cabin. I slept off and on until about 5 o’clock when breakfast was served in the dining car. Not wanting to miss it I got up and had breakfast although it wasn’t particularly good. When I got back to my sleeping cabin I was unable to go back to sleep and just whiled away the next few hours looking out of the window. We finally arrived at Los Angeles Union Station at about 9:30 AM.