Seattle, Monday

Seattle really is a beautiful city… what little I’ve seen of it so far, anyway.

Getting here was a bit of an adventure, but it seems like anything involving airline travel is, these days.  My flight out of Knoxville was delayed (they didn’t put enough fuel in, on the first try), then we hit headwinds approaching Dallas.

When I got to the next gate, it was one minute until departure (I was supposed to have 45 minutes between flights), and they’d already given my seat to someone on standby.  So, I got bumped by 2.5 hours to the next flight out.

Not so bad, all things considered.  And, they even gave me a window seat, which I like.  Unfortunately, they put the two biggest fellows on the plane in my row, and I was in the last group to board, so I had my carry-on under my feet and was scrunched up against the window for the whole four-hour flight.

It could have been a lot worse, I know.  But I am tired — I’ve been up since 1 a.m. (Eastern time), and my last event this evening begins at 8:00 (Pacific time), so I’m going to be running about 24 hours straight before this day is done.

I can see the bay out my window, to the right of the shot posted.  I’d really love to go down to the wharf, and might just do that before the reception this evening.

2 Responses to “Seattle, Monday”

  1. on 28 Oct 2008 at 6:42 am girlfriend

    Better you than me. Those winds would have been the end of me. Not enough drugs to keep me calm in flight. Have a ball and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the US.

  2. on 29 Oct 2008 at 9:53 pm deichmans

    And there’s a Starbucks on virtually every corner — some right across the street from others. So your trimethylxanthine fix is never far away….

    If you get the chance, visit the Pike Place Market. A cross between San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District and a local farmers’ market. And Flying Fish Restaurant in the Belltown District (between Pike Place and the Space Needle) has an excellent (if eccentric) menu.

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