To get to Victoria, my lab mate and I took the train from Ann Arbor, MI all the way to Seattle. We were able to spend a bit of time there visiting with friends before we hopped on a ferry all the way to Victoria.
Thanks to this cross-country trip, I now only have nine more states to see in order to meet my goal of seeing all fifty states before I turn 30. Left to see in the next 19 months:
Arkansas, West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida