I just got back from Pondfilk and a brief tour of Washington State. Traveled there and back again on the Amtrak Empire Builder. On the way there I used a sleeper car roomette. On the way back with Peter, we shared a family bedroom. Beautiful scenery in Washington and Montana and no full body airport searches.
The eruption side of Mt. St. Helens looks like the desolation of Smaug.
More if I get around to it.