Started out about two weeks ago; returned home today.
Alaska Airlines: DFW to PDX. Three-hour flight. Uneventful. $150 or something like that.
Uber: PDX to daughter's home in Portland, OR. $50 for twelve miles, thirty minutes. A full day in Portland.
POV: daughter's home to Amtrak.
Amtrak: Union Station, Portland, OR, to Whitefish, MT. $80 one way. Twelve hours overnight, through the Rocky Mountains. Train on schedule for entire journey.
POV: sister picked me up at Whitefish; ten days +/- on Flathead Lake, MT (Lakeside, MT) for family reunion. About a 30-mile ride from Whitefish to Flathead Lake home.
POV: return to Amtrak station. Whitefish, MT, return to Portland, OR. $80 one way. Twelve hours overnight, through the Rocky Mountains. Train on schedule for entire journey.
By foot: walked from train station, downtown Portland, to light rail station in the Rose Quarter. Probably about three/fourths mile. Across the Broadway Bridge. Beautiful walk.
MAX, blue line: light rail to Gresham, Oregon. About thirty minutes. $2.50 (vs $40 by Uber). But in fact it's free. No one checks and the only folks who pay are tourists. I gave my "ticket" to another person. I don't think she knew what it was. I didn't know her story and didn't ask; she was in a deep conversation with an imaginary friend.
By foot: sixteen minutes from Max blue line to granddaughter's home. A full day with daughter, husband, and twin grandsons.
POV: to Portland airport. Noted after going through TSA Security that I had booked wrong destination airport. LOL. We always fly in / out of DFW. How I booked this ticket to Love Field in Dallas I will never know.
Alaska Airlines: PDX to LUV, Three hour flight. $150 or something like that.
POV: LUV to home in Euless, TX, about twenty minutes.
Trip uneventful. People incredibly nice all along the way.
Lana Del Rey -- Doin' Time