Ahhh, the joys of traveling by bus! First, there was the getting soaked part. It's definitely no Pacific Northwest drizzle today. I got drenched twice getting to buses. Fortunately, I'm not cycling in this thunderstorm.
Second, there was the bridge closure (a bus blew up or something) in Portland that delayed my Astoria arrival by nearly an hour. Third, the young lady across the aisle on the bus asked me if I had a plastic bag she could borrow because she was bus sick. Borrow?
Fourth, someone felt the need to pass gas a few times. And this is the good route - wait till Astoria to South Bend tomorrow! I'm sure to run into some characters there. You know what though? I'm just damn glad to be here!
On August 14, 2013, I'm flying to Vancouver, British Columbia and beginning a 29-day, 1,880-mile bike ride from Canada to Mexico.