We missed our flight! Our surprise did not work....

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Day 1-we missed our flight!!!

Ok me and Kittycat were so freakin OCD when it came to planning, we had a spreadsheet and everything. We spent weeks researching online, blogs, talking to people, and choosing the best restaurants and sights to go within the short amount of time we would be there. We knew we would need to spend time with her aunt at the end of the trip, so we had to make the best of your time.

Day 1 (Wednesday)-we are crazy fools still packing in the morning before our flight 9:30 a.m. flight we should be at the airport by 7:30 a.m. We were obsessing over our shoes and scarfs! Insane. hahahha. We are way too high maintenance. I had to make sure I had shoes that matched every outfit. It was driving me crazy coz my suitcase was overweight and I was trying to repack and throw things out last minute.

Finally there at the airport!!
I dont know how I travel abroad, it amazes me. I am shocked I had such a difficult time packing. I think we tried too hard when it came to packing, we should have just packed and went. Anyway, to make a long story short, it's like 5am, I am up being a good girl and getting ready. Around 7:30 I leave my house, yup late (what a surprise), and I get to Catrina's at 8. We are ready to go and get in the car. Once we are in the car Catrina realizes she doesn't have her phone. 30 minutes pass we are calling her phone, looking in her suitcase, going crazy trying to find her phone, and NO PHONE! We think the dogs carried it outside, we dont know what to think!? She finally decides its ok I can live without my phone, lets go. So we go. I feel horrible, coz I know her, she is the CRACKBERY WHORE, she can not live without her bff, her crackberry! So we are on our way, rocky start.
Yay Seattle!
We get there at 8:50 and they tell us it's 40 minutes prior to the flight we gotta get there or we can't check in. YES, we missed our flight!! :(  My first time in my life missing a flight and it was in my own home city, what a loser!! We felt so stupid. Bad news-flights are booked for the whole day and overbooked on top of that.

We decide lets get a flight out the next morning and do it all over again. We thought we would be slick and surprise Justine and be on her flight all the while she thinks we are in Seattle. So, we go back home and rest and have our suitcases sitting by the door ready to go. So fast forward to the next day (Thursday), we are bright and early happy happy girls checking in 2 hours early.

In our hotel room, pic whoring as usual.
We think we are so cool about to yell SURPRISE to Justine and end up being on her flight. 20 minutes till boarding and no sign of Justine. Wow. We are fools. We call her hubby and he says um she should be arriving soon. WTF!? Her flight was at 7:30 am. I dont know how we didn't know that, but we must have been so out of it from the day before.

So we get on our flight, laughing and feeling so stupid. We arrive around 1, by the time we get to the hotel and check in, it's getting late, and we only have ONE day in Seattle all togther. Wow, what a mess. By the way we stayed at an amazing hotel!! It's called Hotel Andra, great location, clean, nice room, very modern and has a great famous restaurant there called "Lola."  We take our sweet time and get ready in the room and decide to walk to Pike Place Market.

One of the beds in our room! :)
We go to the famous 1st Starbucks, walk around Pike Place and grab something to eat (which was the worst crab cakes I have ever had). No need to fret, I knew we would be having great food, that was just the icing on the cake of our bad luck, but it all went away after that meal. So we check out the stalls at Pike Place and it's already getting dark! We go to Piroshky Piroshky which is to die for!!!!! I saw it on Anthony Bourdain's show and knew I had to go there. I got one with Cinnamon, walnuts, apples, etc etc, it was like I died and went to heaven. Mmmmm. Must go there in Seattle! We walked to the Space Needle, took lots of pics, and then went to the top, and saw the pretty view. I had to copy Erin and Melanie's pose that they did, coz I thought it was 2 cute! Check it out under my pics.
Kittycat-my RLF although she has been to 1 meetup!

That night we had a SUPER dinner at The Metropolitan Grill. OMFG. This place is the greatest. I had salmon and Alaskan King Crab mac and cheese, Catrina got the Metropolitan Grilled Steak Salad with mesquite grilled prime top sirloin, carmelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, Roquefort sauce, red wine-shallot vinaigerette, Justine got the filet with mashed potatoes. They have something called the "Millionaire Martini" for $250, I really am curious what it tastes like. : ) I really wanted to dessert but we could not breath after. I cant imagine how good their desserts were! After we attempted to experience nightlife in Seattle. Hmmmmmmm quite interesting! We went to like 5 places which were all recommended online by TB's or yelpers or reviews online.

Justine-my other RLF looking at my scark collection-insane
They were all DEAD, only 5 people in 1, and weirdos in another, it was really interesting. We ended up going home and calling it a night. It may have been that it was a Thursday night.

My impressions of Seattle: really nice friendly people who stopped to talk to us and or take pics, really laid back (people def. don't get dressed up there, I don't know why we were stressing on our clothes, girls dont even wear makeup there really), and a beautiful place to walk around. I miss being in a city where you can just walk around, you can't do that in Vegas, unless you are on the strip. I would love to go back to Seattle and spend more time there!

acowboy says:
i have no idea what tourist stuff are there... lol but this is a few months away, the rest of this year seems to be booked already...
Posted on: Sep 30, 2008
Melissa919 says:
Adrian...Vancouver and Seattle are great places, u gotta go there. Ya we mainly did all the tourist stuff (Pike Place Market, Space Needle) and then just went to good places to eat. In Vancouver you can walk everywhere too, its pretty small, the main part of the city.
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008
acowboy says:
I am so jealous... i plan to start in Portland and then head up to Vancouver...!! any suggestions...?!?
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008
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Day 1-we missed our flight!!!
Day 1-we missed our flight!!!
Finally there at the airport!!
Finally there at the airport!!
Yay Seattle!
Yay Seattle!
In our hotel room, pic whoring as …
In our hotel room, pic whoring as…
One of the beds in our room! :)
One of the beds in our room! :)
Kittycat-my RLF although she has b…
Kittycat-my RLF although she has …
Justine-my other RLF looking at my…
Justine-my other RLF looking at m…
at Pike Place Market
at Pike Place Market
J and Cat
J and Cat
one of the stalls
one of the stalls
The BEST...mmmm!!!!
The BEST...mmmm!!!!
yum yum yum!!!!
yum yum yum!!!!
I want to take her home so she can…
I want to take her home so she ca…
1st Starbucks
1st Starbucks
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market
walking around the city
walking around the city
our hotel
our hotel
Space Needle
Space Needle
Americas next top models? :D
America's next top models? :D
peek a boo!!
peek a boo!!
view from the top
view from the top
my crackberry whore Cat
my crackberry whore Cat
stealing ERIN and MELANIEs pose!
stealing ERIN and MELANIE's pose!
did we do it better? :)
did we do it better? :)
hahah u like it huh!
hahah u like it huh!
ha!
ha!
yay for girls trip!
yay for girls trip!
Metropolitan Grill
Metropolitan Grill
GULP
GULP
SLURP
SLURP
DROOL
DROOL
Seattle
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