On Sunday, we departed from Boston bright and early with a 4 a.m. wake-up call. (Midnight Alaska time.) It was a breeze getting to the airport and through security—no more FBI agents at the airport.
It was nearly a 6 hour flight to Seattle (ugh!)—and I cannot sleep on airplanes, so it got to be long. I just do the whole bobble head thing when I try to sleep. I must look like a hoot. In Seattle we had a 5 hour layover. I don’t remember if Craig purposely chose to do that or not because our plane was continuing on to Anchorage—or maybe it was full. Anyway, we sometimes purposely do a long layover in Seattle or Portland since we have friends there, and it is about the only time we see them.
We arrived in Seattle at 11 a.m., and I was ravenous. My body was still on East Coast time, and I only had a small snack on the plane. When we arrived in Seattle, it was raining just a tiny little bit, but it was still gorgeous! I definitely could live in Seattle.
Our friend picked us up from the airport and we immediately went in search of food. We ended up at Brave Horse Tavern.
It was a great place for breakfast with a nice casual atmosphere and great for catching up with friends. I had an egg skillet that was very good!
Afterwards we went to a couple different parks. We weren’t at the first park for very long, and I don’t remember what it was called. But we did get some coffee at Fuel Coffee. One cannot go to Seattle without getting coffee. I had a decaf hazelnut latte.
The second park we went to was Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill area.
It was a beautiful park with several different things to do. We even saw people LARPing (Live Action Role Playing), which was quite interesting. I’m not sure I could ever do it. We also went and checked out the Conservatory.
The flowers and plants were so unique and absolutely beautiful.
This plant is a carnivore. It collects water in these baskets and insects will become trapped inside. The plant then eats the insects once they die.
We walked around the park and checked out the sights while we caught up with our friends. All too soon it was time to head back to the airport, but it was great to catch up with friends.
Ashely and I ~ Rain jackets are a staple in Seattle, obviously. It was funny because everyone had an umbrella in Boston but no one wore a rain jacket. But then in Seattle no one used an umbrella but instead everyone wore rain jackets. I used an umbrella and wore a rain jacket because I am from the Midwest—the best of both coasts. (just kidding)
We had another 3+ hour flight back to Anchorage where I did the whole bobble head thing because I was incredibly tired. When I got home, I unpacked my bag. (I always have to unpack as soon as I get home.) And then it was time for bed because I had been up for 22 hours.
Monday morning, I was really excited to run because there isn’t any more snow on the roads! (We still have snow piled up in other areas though.)
I ran an easy 3 miles in the daylight before work this morning. There are about two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall that are my favorite times to run because the sun is just starting to rise when I start my run.
It was still a chilly morning at 30*F—as my red face shows, but it was fun nonetheless.
Do you use an umbrella or wear a rain jacket when it is raining?
Ever been to Seattle? Like it, love it, or not so much?