I had a blast this weekend in Portland!
West and I took the train down, a very good experience overall, my suitcase wasn't taken off the train in Tacoma, korat drove us the rest of the way and we were able to grab my suit case pretty easily at the Portland station. Guys I can't stress how much I appreciated that train, you can sleep or work on it, and if you buy your ticket a bit in advance it's basically the cost of gas. I will definitely utilize this mode of travel for future trips down.
We arrived Friday evening, registered and settled down for a low key night. Unfortunately for west she got a bad case of food poisoning (something she ate before the trip began) and it hit hard middle of the night, and was out for the rest of the weekend. A huge thank you to Portland's ambulance, hospital and pharmacy workers for showing us such kindness, we were blown away by your compassion.
Still had a great time, fulfilled all my con objectives, sitting down to art jam for a bit and seeing the dance comp (had to leave right as the last dancer finished to catch my train back but I hear there was some awesome news - two dancers got engaged) so thank you Furlandia Furlandia for being such a great con, I make it my goal to attend next year again :>