Actually, it went to San Francisco, but that isn't nearly as catchy.
So, this was our first "big" vacation since we got back from Korea, so it was kinda a big deal. It was also my gift to my hubs for his birthday, so I sorta went all out. All out in that I bought train tickets because they were cheaper than plane tickets.
Now, this wasn't entirely cheapness on my part-I think that taking the train through the mountains, or anywhere long distance, is an amazing, unique experience. It allows you to see the country in ways that planes simply can't. Sure, it takes longer, but sometimes its the journey, and all that stuff.
Our train left stupid early in the morning, so we had everything packed the night before. We planned on packing light because I hate suitcases, and I hate carrying a lot of shit. We put on comfy travel clothes, and got going to the station-all before 5:00am.
Here are some shots of the ride. We stopped for nearly an hour in Portland, and we were able to leave the train and do some exploring, provided we made it back in time for departure. It was pretty neat.