Left Tuesday night, made it to Weed and crashed in a rest stop for the night. Drove all day today, meeting up with a friend in Tacoma. Now I'm in a hotel (a shower is good) because I'm meeting two people tomorrow, including a reader/commenter on this blog! Hopefully will get to sleep at the ferry terminal Thursday night so I can catch a Friday morning ferry to Friday Harbor.
I don't know why, but I used to have a really bad attitude about the I-5 corridor section of Oregon. Driving through today I found it quite beautiful and not at all hillbilly :-) Rain started at about the Mile 1 marker and continued intermittently until about the time I crossed the Columbia River. Time really seemed to fly--except, of course, for rush hour traffic in Portland.
Off to bed now, been a long day.