While it’s always fun to visit the Best Coast, I have to admit, the jet lag is killing me! I arrived home from Amsterdam a couple of hours late and by the time I got through customs, dug my adorable little car out of the snow and traveled through the treacherous roadways to my condo it was much later than I’d anticipated. I lugged my luggage up all four flights of stairs, ordered a pizza, dumped out my suitcase and repacked.
I truly enjoyed the 11 hours I had at home before my flight to Seattle! Thankfully I was upgraded to first class for the longest leg. I settled in and had planned to sleep, but realized the video on demand contained a few movies I’d been wanting to see.
I started with August: Osage County which was a bit of a disappointment since I didn’t particularly care for any of the characters. I didn’t enjoy it. At all. Next up was The Book Thief. I wasn’t really familiar with the premise or I might have chosen something else. About a quarter of the way in I was sniffling and crying and by the end I was actually sobbing. Goddamn nazis! I also felt kinda bad for the guy next to me, who kept looking at me like I was some sort of crazy person. At any rate, the movie was excellent and I highly recommend it, just bring tissues and maybe don’t watch it on a long flight when you are sitting next to some stranger who doesn’t appreciate how much you might be in touch with your emotions.
I had lots of business meetings in Seattle, and the best one was a meeting in Bremerton. I rode the ferry to get there on what turned out to be the warmest day since mid November. Also, the sun peeked through, which I’m told is unusual!
The ferry system in Washington is incredibly impressive. I drove on, parked, and headed up to the ginormous lounge area and coffee shop. They also have areas on the bow and stern where you can go outside and take pictures of the amazing scenery as you float by…
We had arranged to meet at Anthony’s in Bremerton which is right next to the ferry dock Not only gorgeous, it was also convenient. And delicious! By the time we finished our chowder I could see the 1:45 ferry approaching and had just enough time to line up for the ride back.
The rest of my trip involved back to back meetings and didn’t have any time to do any sightseeing, which is a shame since Seattle is one of my favorite places. I did get to drive along the Alaska Way Viaduct at sunset on my way to my last meeting.
It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it!