As one of my options for things to do to avoid going back to point of origin during thanksgiving break, I'm considering visiting relatives in NY. However, this would involve a monstrous bus ride, with greyhound giving me trip times from anywhere between thirteen and twenty-four beautiful hours, most of which either leave or arrive at an unholy hour. The ones that have some semblance of plausibility often involve say, leaving at 4:30 pm the previous day to arrive at 10:30 the next day with a four hour stopover starting at 3:45AM and... well, you get the picture. I'd be perfectly happy to try these routes if I wasn't so darn scared of falling asleep on the bus so soundly that I miss my transfer and end up in the middle of quebec instead of my luuurvely dorm room, what with having a 10:10 class on monday and all. FYI, the dorms don't open until noon on sunday anyways. Whoopee. My question to you folks is thus: Is there any surefire way to make sure I wake up (on the bus) when I need to, and don't miss my transfers? Also, considering the jagged shards of fragmented sleep this trip would produce, would I even be conprehensible on monday? Should I just scrap this foolhardy idea altogether?