Friday, April 13, 2012

Day Uno

We made it!  We left our house at 5:30 Eastern time.  Our body clocks are telling us it's now 10:44, but we're ignoring that clock.




Our flights were great!  We transferred in Minneapolis; landed at F4, took off from gate F6. I love it when that happens. 

We played Yahtzee and Monopoly on the plane.  I was the dog, Steven was the race car.  That game is still ongoing.  Shocker.



Steven had the window seat, I had the middle seat.  The guy in the aisle seat took up a LOT of space.  And  a LOT of the arm rest.  I felt contorted for three hours, but that was probably the only negative of the day.



Oh wait, there was one more negative ---  Margaret, at the Avis Rental Car counter.  Margaret obviously works on commission.  She didn't appreciate the fact that we didn't upgrade anything.  By the end of our transaction, Margaret wasn't nearly as friendly as she was at the beginning.

This little northwestern town of Burien, Washington reminds me so much of my favorite place in the world.  (Bryson City, NC)  We had dinner at Angelos, and it was obvious that Angelos has been around for awhile.



The weather is awesome.  Chilly and sunny.  




Our little cottage is divine.   We haven't been in the hot tub yet, that is happening after this blog is posted.  The cottage has two cats, Tiger and Corkscrew.  Tiger has been sitting on my lap.  I love Tiger.  Oh, and I'm listening to the Missouri Tigers play baseball as I write all this. Heaven?  Whoops.  Tigers just lost in the bottom of the 10th.  I spoke too soon.




Mountains and water are everywhere.  People are friendly.  It's only Day One.  Ahhh.