on to portland!!  I took the train from seattle to portland, and it was a great experience.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  and once I got to portland I got to hang out with stephanie and her cute family.  it was a slower time than my adventures in seattle, and the slower pace was appreciated.  one day, we took a trip to a few different places, one of them being beacon rock.  there was a lot of fun lewis and clark history to learn about.  also, this was super fun to climb.  there was a nice trail running up the side of the rock, and the view was pretty incredible.  we don’t get views like this in kansas.