I thought that might get your attention. I am pretty good with other programs but the dumbness factor about amtrak is high. Please help a poor girl out. First question I want to transfer points from ultimate rewards. However,I can't find a calculator on amtrak to help me plan my trip. How many points will I need? I have seen the map but is that 5500 for one way or round trip or is it less. I want to travel from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon in July(one way). Last question, it is a scenic route-should we leave at 5:30pm(3:10duration) or should we go in the early am. Better scenery early evening or am. I lied, third question, will we see the scenery? Thanks so much for the help!