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Monday, October 25, 2010


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!



  1. Actually Seattle is 34 ;) and 34R is the long one. Unless you ment 16 lol. Then the above statements are right once it changes from a 3 to 1 lol. I know how the long days go.

  2. Isn't that the TRUTH! 24 hours awake doesn't make for good posting. So now, I'll go swap the numbers above and we'll confuse everyone.
    Thanks! Fatigue... a killer.
    PS... I slept 12.5 hours with only one call in the middle. :)

  3. South... We landed South! haha. All fixed. Thanks!
    PS... 22 to 10, GO SEAHAWKS!


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