Richard and I made it to Portland at last! But not without a bit of excitement. Our plane from Ottawa to Vancouver was 35 minutes late and our next plane (Vancouver to Portland) was already boarding when we deplaned from our first flight. We made it through U.S. customs, claimed our baggage, re-checked the luggage, went through security (again) and then ran to our waiting Dash 8. The gate was on the complete opposite side of the airport (natch!). I was the last person to board that little plane.
At any rate, after the short 1 hour trip, flying over scenic Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood, John and Nancy were waiting for us at the gate.
Off to Corvallis later today.