Last night we ended up stopping along I-5 North in Eugene Oregon at a lovely hotel, The Comfort Inn, which had an indoor pool and complimentary breakfast. Those are our two pre-requisites for an ideal stop. It’s actually the first place since the Holiday Inn Express a couple of days ago that was access to the room from inside the building. The Comfort Inn was probably the nicest place we have stayed this entire time, until last night.
We arrived about 6:30PM in Seattle and picked up my long time friend, Karla (AKA Princess KK), from her building and made our way to the Renaissance Marriott downtown. She had some bonus points that were about to expire and put us up in this lovely 24 story building for the next couple of days. She’s got a tiny apartment and a person already staying with her (on the floor) and three more people would probably make it beyond uncomfortable, so this worked out.
The four of us walked a few blocks last night to get pizza and then back to the hotel where the kids went back to the room and we sat in the Hotel bar for a few drinks. We talked for a couple of hours and she caught me up on her life and I caught her up on mine. It has been about two years since I have seen her and there have been a lot of changes for both of us.
She moved to Seattle just this year from San Diego to take a different job and I, well you know ended my five year relationship and quit my job. We still did not cover everything, but will probably go somewhere tonight to continue the conversation. We also began hatching a plan for another fun trip together in September, but that’s all tentative and super secret right now so that’s about all I can divulge at this time.
Today we are waking up on the 14th floor of the hotel and have big plans for the day. We are going to walk to get donuts and then on to her building so we can see her new place and her little dog Linus. After that we will walk to the Space Needle and Pike’s Place and the ferris wheel. Z wants to see and do all the cool things and all I really want is a Latte and a really good bowl of chowder. I’m super easy to please. C does not care about any of it and is just up for whatever (as long as there is a promise of more down time at the hotel later).
This is also the first time we are staying in the same place more than one night and don’t have to pack up our things and load them back into the car, so it will be nice to just get dressed and go. Which is what I am about to do right now.
Time to Scoot the Booty,