I couldn’t write this blog until now.
For months, I had been planning a trip to Seattle and Portland, partly to do some writing and see friends. But mainly because my husband, Derek, was giving his first presentation at a national conference — read: big deal — and I wanted to support him.
But it was going to be a surprise.
So I couldn’t mention this in the blog or on Instagram, the only two places he checks. (Facebook was no problem!)
I got here this morning, after a brutal overnight flight that didn’t come with blankets. I thought, at one point, I had hypothermia.
Getting from the airport to the Grand Hyatt Seattle, where one of his conferences is being held, was easy. Catch the light rail, get off at the last stop, and walk two and a half blocks to the hotel.
Except that didn’t include the persistent rain. And Apple Maps completely blows.
So I’ll be in the downtown Seattle area until Sunday, staying with a girlfriend until Tuesday, then jetting to Portland for a couple of days.
Got any must-dos or must-eats while I’m here?