Coast Starlight

My friends spent a good 10 minutes last night trying to talk me out of taking the train up the coast to Portland instead of jumping in their carpool.
But I held my ground. Hello, look at these photos!

Sure it will be a long train ride...but if there are Yelp reviews insisting writers grab a coach ticket and sit window-side for inspiration, how can I refuse? And I could use the 24+ hours to write.

Anyone want to jump on another leg and accompany me to Canada?