Vancouver to Olympia to Portland

Currently in Portland, after a longer than expected drive down. Some border weirdness: Roland took a photos each of my work visa (not really a work visa, but I'm here for work and receipt for said "visa"). Hanging out at Eastside Club Tavern and Clubside in Olympia was really cool: really cool atmosphere with cute indie girls, some middle class, some poor people, and even the bartender's pet dog.

I'm here for OSCON. Homeland Security evidently says I can stay here until August 8th, though surely an extension which is surely a phone call away. Even so, that makes my so-called Portland trip plans a little more interesting, and possibly shorter, as independent car travel is a little outside my comfort zone. We'll see: I just got here, and the week will go by pretty quickly if I don't pay attention.