Surviving Seattle – Day One

     So, as you probably all know by now, we just got married!  {Yay us!} 
We’re a pretty stinking awesome couple, so we thought we’d share our adventures in a pretty stinking awesome way; hence this blog – Beauty and the Geek.
     Since you’re either bored enough (or insane enough) to be reading these musings of an eccentric couple, I guess we will go ahead and ramble on about the first official day, collectively, as The Pearon’s. Read on…if you dare…

*****Fair Warning – The jet lag might or might not have effected our writing skills, so bear with us. Hopefully, the content will have improved by week’s end.*****

7:45 – Wake from a fitful night’s sleep… 
8:05 – Wake up again
8:06 – Panic because we’re running late
8:10 – Realize that we actually have plenty of time…cease panic mode.
8:25 – Scrounge for food in the kitchen
8:26 – Find scones.
8:27 – Devour scones.
8:29 – Hungry…look for more food.
8:30 – No food to be found…leave for airport.
9:00 – Arrive at airport.
9:01 – Walk around in terminal
9:15 – Realize we’re hopelessly lost.
9:16 – Initiate panic mode.
9:25 – Saved by wonderful check-in lady. (Who might think we’re morons now…)
9:35 – Waiting in line at security checkpoint.
9:39 – Begin removing necessary articles of clothing as directed by security personnel.
9:45 – Emerge on other side of checkpoint, mostly unscathed. (The cattle prod didn’t leave any marks…)
9:47 – What is this? A mirage? A smoke and mirrors trick!?  Nope…they have food.  :)
9:48 – Start looking for desirable food…
9:55 – Val is ready…Matthew is still looking…
10:06 – Val begins tapping feet…Matthew breaks under the pressure and buys a Caesar Salad.
10:13 – Matthew finishes eating…commence boredom mode…
10:30 – Still in boredom mode…
10:40 – At last!  Boarding flight 5647 from Kansas City to Minneapolis/St. Paul.
11:05 – Wheels up. Begin ascent to 32,000.
12:10 – Begin descent and final approach to MSP. (Quick flight, eh?)
12:30 – Touchdown, MSP.
12:45 – Attempt to decipher Minnesotan accent…
12:53 – We know they are trying to communicate with us…tried smoke signals…then Morse code…
12:55 – Found translator…”begs” actually means “bags”…go figure.
12:56 – Found gate…waited…
2:20 – Boarded flight 3327 from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seattle-Tacoma.
3:05 – Wheels up.  Begin ascent to 36,000.
5:00 – Begin decent and final approach to Sea-Tac.
5:13 – Touchdown…pilot informed us that the Seattle Seahawks defeated the New England Patriots…by one point. Many cheers! :)
5:14 – Evidently, our plane was a time machine!  The clock spun in reverse for two hours!
3:20 – Epic battle begins: Man vs. Baggage Claim  (cue epic music)
3:40 – Begin frantic search for Monorail.
3:57 – Found monorail…forgot to get tickets…
4:02 – Got tickets…began monorail ride through Seattle.
4:31 – Arrived at station…began long, confusing trek toward hotel.
4:35 – Turned around after discovering we were going the wrong way…
4:42 – Arrived at the hotel…collapsed from exhaustion…

Looking forward to a good day tomorrow as we discover the rest of Seattle…unless we drown in the rainfall.
We’ll update you again tomorrow!

Goodnight, Seattle…

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