Met up with Echo alright, I'm mooching off of the computer to tell you this. She's been taking a lot of train rides, and is thus a lot more tired than I am.
...Don't want to take too long on this. Probably will have a more verbose entry later, but after my initial freak out of "oh crap, I'm alone in an American city which I don't know how to get around" I managed to ask about the museum, got sent in the right direction and waited. Echo didn't take long to show up. I think she's slightly annoyed at me - I was thanking her like crazy for this.
Have you guys noticed that there are... echoes of Norse myth twined into all this? Yggdrasil pops up all over the place - I suppose that's predictable, given it's the World Tree - but as well, there's this guy: http://perhapshesleeps.blogspot.com/2011/02/just-watch-me-now.html
The Liesmith. I asked if he was Loki and he gave me a trickster answer.
...Maybe I'm trying too desperately to connect things. But maybe there's something else.
Alright, I'm starving. I hope Echo's got some cereal or I'm going to have to learn how to cook.