The back story... My parents call yesterday and let me know that we're having Thanksgiving at my Grandfathers and I need to be there.
So this morning I go to Amtrak's website and try to get a ticket for the 21st to PDX and it gives me tickets for the 22nd (which I didn't notice the date difference) and bought. So I go back and look and sure enough, it says it can't find me a seat on the 21st. Crap. So I try the 20th and it says it can't find me tickets on the 20th, but then says, "here, we have these tickets availabe on the 21st." WTF? It just told me it had no seats available on the 21st!
So, in the end, I got the right day, but damn, what a fucked up system.