Well, it seems like I've arrived in Portland, OR last night. I don't think that I've ever had such a bad journey as I had yesterday. Apart from being a long journey, a lot of things didn't exactly go the way I planned.
Ooops..that's my battery saying it's almost empty, so I'll have to finish this later. I'm now in the Starbucks coffeehouse at Pioneer Square...wonderful initiative...Personal Telco in Portland++