I was in Seattle last week pulling some of my personal belongings out of my condo to feather my Portland nest. In the interim between planning this trip and executing, the place sold, so there’s that. However, I decided just to do the day run anyway and make the next few weeks of my Portland life a little more plush.
I drove up with The Silver Fox, leaving at 7:15 in the morning. It was one of those fantastic middle-aged mornings, where I woke up at 4:30 to pee and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I went to a 6:00 spin class and was 15 minutes late for our 7:00 departure. We counted the number of times Hello by Adele came on XM Radio on the trip up as a way of passing the time.
Three, if you were curious.
The trip was fast.
A little rain.
A little traffic.
But we arrived just before 10:30, so I’d put that squarely in the “Making Good Time” column…even though it took us 30 minutes to get from SeaTac to Seattle proper – 15% of our travel time to cover 7% of our trip’s distance.
It helps that we didn’t stop to pee.
Unless you ask The Fox, then he might say that the 10 minute Rest Area detour would be worth it. Continue reading “Life’s Work Blog”