I was so looking forward to taking the family on a lovely overnight train ride from Portland to San Francisco when we go on our Great Western Adventure. Then I got a phone all from Amtrak this morning. Seems a freight train derailed and caused some serious damage to the rail line they share with Amtrak. So, no train ride for us. Instead we’re going to rent a car from Portland and drive all the way down to San Francisco. Not sure we’re prepared for the long drive down, but do it we must! After all, I have hotels booked, tickets pre-purchased for attractions, and my spreadsheet was so nice and neat! Now I have to go back and fix our itinerary. No biggie. I got this!