Hello and greetings from Seattle!
Mal and I arrived safe and sound a little while ago. Now, we’re waiting for his luggage (he checked his snowboard boots and bindings), so I figured I’d blog while we had some downtime.
Our day started bright and early (aka in the middle of the night) with a 2:45 AM wake-up call. (I’m pretty sure it was the earliest I’ve ever woken up for a flight.) A cab arrived at our house at 3:15 AM, so Mal and I made sure that we were completely packed up and ready to go, so all we needed to do was shower and get dressed in the morning.
Things went as planned and we arrived at the airport a little before 4:00 AM. We whizzed through airport security, so Mal and I had a plenty of time to spare before boarding our first flight of the day.
This meant that we had time for Starbucks, so I ordered an iced soy latte to get my day started on the right foot.
Mal and I drank our iced lattes and played Words With Friends while we waited to board our flight to Charlotte. I can’t remember why exactly we chose Charlotte for a connecting flight, especially since it’s not really on the way to Seattle, but I sort of remember our tickets being dirt cheap. I guess it makes sense then. Plus, we arrived in Seattle at 1:30 PM (PST), so ya can’t beat that!
On the flight, I read my new book: A Pug’s Tale.
A couple of months ago, the author herself emailed me to see if I wanted to read her book. A book about pugs? Obviously, I did, so she sent me a complimentary copy. I’m about halfway through so far, and it’s really cute. If you love pugs, you’ll love this book.
When we landed in Charlotte, Mal and I immediately went in search for food. We were starving. Thankfully, our terminal had a great little bagel bakery in it, so we stopped there to order breakfast.
I ordered an egg and cheese sandwich on a whole wheat bagel. I’m not sure if I was super hungry or what, but this particular egg sandwich tasted amazing. Apparently, I really savored each bite because Mal made a joke about how slowly I ate it. (I think I was still half asleep when I was eating it.)
Our second flight of the day (to Seattle) departed at 10:30, so I planned to purchase lunch on the plane. Unfortunately, US Airways wasn’t able to restock their menu items, so they ran out of meals by the time they reached my row. Wicked bummer. I ended up with a package of Blueberry Pomegranate Trail Mix, which was really delicious, but not the lunch I had planned on.
With it, I drank some seltzer.
And watched The Hangover II, which was pretty much the original movie with plot variations, but it kept me entertained for part of the flight.
After not eating a proper lunch and it being nearly dinnertime on the East coast, Mal and I are famished when we arrived in Seattle. Our first stop: FOOD + BEER at West 5!
There, I drank a couple of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ales.
And ate half of a tuna melt and a salad with dressing on the side.
Now, Mal and I are hanging out and relaxing at his sister’s and fiancÃ©’s house before dinner.
Stay tuned! More adventures to come!