Amsterdam to Seattle. A long flight, and Fall beat us to the Emerald City. The winds were 290 at 21 knots gusting to 36. Rain showers in all areas. A broken American Airlines closed 16L, the long runway. We landed on 16C. Taxied to S8.
I navigated customs, dropped off paper work, enjoyed Princess Parking, and hit the ground running. The trees had changed colors while I was gone, and the rain stripped the leaves from their branches and stole my Fall colors. We'll they're still here-- just laying on the ground.
I took my car into the shop. Did a little shopping to support the local economy. Slid into a hot bath with a good book. Now I'm going to sleep for 12 hours. I will write more when I emerge from hibernation.
Note: Landing in Seattle and being 12 minutes from home is something I will never take for granted.
Officially back on reserve in DTW from the 28th to the 30th. Remember-- we can do anything for three days.
Enjoy the Journey ~
More to come tomorrow!