Reported at the Rainier at 8:30 and went aboard the steamer about 10:00. We got away at 12:30 only half an hour late. We had a beautiful sail out of Puget Sound. Getting a little knowledge of shuffle-board, ring-toss, etc. Wrote three letters and sent them off by the pilot. Found three letters for me, one from Ma, and one from Jr. with another one from the inside and never saw letters look so good before. The ship is fine but will write more of that later. Weston and I have stateroom 132 which is forward on the promenade deck on the starboard side of the ship. Now that I have this thing caught up am registering a solemn vow not to get behind again.