Thanks to Elisa, Cher, Charlie, Jesse, Katie, Danae and Garth who all took the time to hang out with me this weekend in Seattle. And a big special thank you goes out to Jerry, who let me sleep next to his cats and somehow managed to turn dinner into a surprise birthday party for me, with cake and everything. And here's my one interesting observation for the day. In Europe, passenger trains go fast and stop seldomly. In America, passenger trains go slow and have to pull over every time a freight train comes by.