Saturday, September 3, 2011

My last night in my 40s

Mt. Rainer
First, I so apologize for the not posting for so long.  It's been a weird year for me.  Not in a bad way but I've kind of gone into myself this year and hibernated.  But I'm coming out of that and ready to start interacting more.

So, first, I joined a travel group - Pink Suitcase Sisters.  Great Group.   My first big trip was this August ..we went to Seattle.  This is a rather sentimental trip for me.  My Grandparents lived in Seattle in 1928 to help my mom deal with her asthma (she was a baby)..I have a drawing of the cabin they lived in..I'll try to scan and post.  My grandmother was an artist and often drew and painted.  Also, one of the last times my mom saw her father was in Seattle.  She talked a lot about the Space Needle..which like me is 50 this year.  Way cool.

So we flew AirTran.  Have to say I was disappointed.  No food even though it was about six hours.  The Flight Attendant was rude and was not helping some unruly unattended children.  However, our tour guide complained and we were awarded some vouchers.

Both of us are 50 woohoo!
Very nice room!

We stayed at the Alexis Hotel and I had my own room.  I highly recommend both the hotel and staying by yourself.  I could sleep when I wanted, read, talk to my friends, talk to myself ..etc.  Very nice. This is what my room looked like.

Can I say I LOVED Pike's Market?  I ate my way through it..Clam Chowder, Crumpets, fresh fruit (love the cherries).  The bouquets of flowers are unbelievable.  I got some huge sunflowers for my friend Jo and I so wanted to bring some home.  If I lived in Seattle I would have to go there all the time.   Plus it was a few blocks uphill from my hotel which got me walking again.  When I got back to work my office had been moved upstairs so it got me in good enough shape to climb the stairs many times a day.

Ok..I'm off to eat some birthday cake and drink some very sweet wine.  I'm woosy about wine..unless it's sweet I don't bother.  (Arbor Mist anyone? )  I know this will offend my wine friends but give me an appletini any day.

Have a good night!


IslandPearl said...

So glad to see you back on the blog, and happy that you got to go to Seattle. I love that area so much...was gutted when the kids moved from there to LA (which I hate!) I'm lucky to get to go there a couple times a year for work - Seattle is just plain cool.

Glad you got to meet Jo IRL.

Sorry that you found AirTran wanting. True of so many airlines nowadays. They just don't get the concept of customer service. I'll bring my own munchies, just crack a smile in my direction once in a while.

Hope that doesn't keep you from planning more PSS trips...maybe Hawaii someday?

susieatl said...

Pearl..Hawaii is definitely on my list even if PSS don't go there. I learned a lot on this trip. My travels before have been some car trips with the ex or business trips. So I learned much about packing, flying and what to wear! I now have the bug.

IslandPearl said...

I'm a professional traveler (both business and pleasure) and am always happy to offer advices. Have thought about writing a travel blog, but there are way too many out there already.