Sadly we had to leave Andy and Cheryl's and start heading home. We had a great time with them, Ellie, Jack and Ben. We boarded a bus in Salem about 1 pm and went to Portland.
We are currently in Portland waiting to board the Empire #28 train to the Twin Cities. We were supposed to depart at 4:45 pm and then 5:15 pm and we were just told they are hoping to get out by 5:45 pm. Seems they had a problem with the track earlier in the day and it delayed the arrival of our train and now they are cleaning our train before we can board. Whether that will effect our arrival time on Sunday morning is still unknown.
We were also told that cell service was very spotty along our route so we may or may not get a blog post out tomorrow but I am sure we will have phone service as we pass through some of the larger cities.