The difference between Portland's TriMet and Seattle's King Co Metro is almost night and day, with TriMet, the busses are almost always pretty close to on time and pretty quick getting from point A to B. The MAX is also really nice, of course, I knew all of this, but I had fergotten how big of a difference it was.
I rode on the Amtrak Cascades train to and from Portland, this train really does top 90 miles an hour during its trip, but makes up for this by having to stop in several places and wait for other traffic to pass.
Did not get to see all the people or places I wanted to see while I was down, but it was a nice break from things in Seattle. I found out that Wacky Willie's is out of business and its pretty easy to get to Ham Radio Outlet on the bus, a good thing. Went out boating and such with my dad, had fun with that.
Now, on to the final preperations and panic before the FC van trip.