I'm all loaded onto the MV Columbia in Bellingham, Washington. I made it... exactly on time, too. It's amazing that I traveled 3900 miles in 8 days and managed to have perfect timing all around. I feel very fortunate that everything went smoothly.
I'm all set up in the solarium on the top deck. Kameko had a bad morning, but she's nice and doped up in the car. They put my car on the upper car deck, and they have a car elevator! I took a brief video which I'll post later. There is no wifi on board so I won't be able to post again for a few days. I might be able to on Sunday morning while we're in Ketchikan. We don't leave for over another hour so I'll try to take some pictures here in Bellingham- which is a really cool little town! I wish I had time go explore it.
I'm ready for a couple of days of quality R&R after the week(s) I've had. All i have to so until Monday is eat, sleep, read and take pictures. I'm sure I'll meet some folks on here, too. Okay, bon voyage to us!