Trip was great. I saw the sunrise over a lake near Glacier National Park. So many fascinating people on the train. I overpacked, pretty severely, and will need to seek out new luggage because I split the seam of my carry-on. Sometimes I just need to be stopped.
I'd hoped to write more from the train, but my assumption that there would be power outlets at the seats (based on a statement from the Amtrak website) was "wrongo bongo, O tiny one." I did get a start on Atlas Shrugged and devoted most of my iBook's battery power to a viewing of Sideways. Sadly, knowing this in advance would have reduced some of my excess baggage. I do, however, have a workaround scheme to try on the way back. I do so hate being thwarted.
Chicago is beautiful so far. It takes me a while to get oriented and comfortable in a new city, so three days doesn't quite cut it. Even so, it's a great getaway.
And the best is yet to come. I haven't seen barlow_girl yet, which just seems wrong. That will be remedied in a few short hours. Festivity ensues.