Tomorrow at wtf'o'clock I begin my annual trek back east. Thanks to Continental's fuckups, the only way to make this year's trip palatable was to head down to Portland, OR first! So it's Amtrak Cascades down to Union Station, hitting all my usual faves (since I'll only have like 7 hours), and then one long set of plane rides. Hope I didn't forget anything!
I attempted to follow through on my plan from last year, which was to save a day off before flying, so that I would be less stressed packing and cleaning and preparing, but that day is now gone. Still: Portland! A fine consolation prize! :D