I'm back in civilisation after nearly 2 days! I left for the bus station in San Francisco too early and got there 2 hours before my bus when I only really had to be there just over an hour before! So I sat and waited. The bus came on time and we arrived in Sacramento a little bit late with only 25 mins to spare before my next bus. Or so I thought. I noticed a poster which said All Northbound buses cancelled due to bad weather. I then heard an announcement confirming that due to snow storms in Northern California all buses going further than Redding, CA were cancelled until further notice. At this point I had no idea what I was going to do! I was talking to some people who must have noticed me looking a bit lost and this older man let me borrow his mobile phone so I could call the hostel as I didn't know if I would make it for 30th jan and I knew that they would charge me for the first night it I just didn't show up. The lady at the hostel suggested I cancel my reservation and then just turn up when I arrive in Seattle as things were quite slow there - so that's what I did. Me and about 50 others then camped down for the night on the floor of the bus depot! It looked like a refugee camp! At about 7am they called our bus but by now there were enough people for three Northbound buses and only one bus. Luckily I'd left my bags in line for the gate and had slept next to them. But when the bus got called the line got strangely wider! I did manage to get on the bus though just about and it was full up all of the way to Portland, OR. Here we were supposed to have a 30 min layover and everyone had to get off the bus but we could leave out stuff on the seats. However we were waiting there for about 1 hour and 30 mins because we had to wait for another bus to come in that was connecting with ours. There were some people at the bus station who'd been waiting for our bus since 8.30pm and it was midnight before we left. I was so tired and uncomfortable but I did manage to sleep most of the way to Seattle from Portland. We arrived in Seattle at 4am this morning and I phoned the hostel, checked they had room for me and then asked them for the number of a taxi company I can use, and then I called them and they arrived after a couple of mins. The taxi ride only took a few minutes and the fare was only $4.10, the driver wouldn't let me give him any more than $4 though which was nice of him as you're supposed to tip 20%. I go in to bed in my clothes and slept until my alarm went off at 8.15 this morning! I'm on the top bunk again but I've got a ladder this time! We;ve evn got our own little curtains around the bed and our own lamps and fans. Not that I'll need the fan! So not sure what I'm going to do here yet. Will take it a it comes!