I enjoy the Seattle airport. If one had the time, they could choose to do any of the following and more!
- Eat something non-greasy
- Get a manicure
- Purchase a reproduction of a 1950’s swag lamp
- Peruse a well-stocked Borders Bookstore that even carries Knit.1 Magazine!
- Have a glass at the wine bar
- Learn about Puget Sound
- Get a massage
- Stock up on DVDs
- Shop for wares made by local artists
Have you ever wanted to *knock someone down, just to take their shoes? Also in the airport, a woman wearing these amazing, strappy white & silver platform espadrilles. But I digress.
Originally, this post was going to end there. That is, until I got denied entrance to Canada via plane in Seattle. Good times. Apparently, even a call to US Customs ahead of time and news stories about the passport offices being overwhelmed (causing implementation of the new law to be postponed), were not reliable sources of information. Oh, and it doesn’t appear that anyone told Canadian Customs about the US passport delay. Oddly enough as long as you have an I.D. and birth certificate, it’s perfectly fine to drive over the border. Does this seem like a flawed plan to anyone else?
Sooooo, not being a knitter that can be held down (and knowing all too well how a no-show guest can screw with a production schedule), I rented a car and drove from Seattle to Vancouver. The drive was long, but really beautiful. I arrived at Peace Park and made it over the border, without incident. I pulled in to the hotel parking lot just in time to meet my friend Lauren (one of my co-panelists at last year’s SXSW Interactive) and then drinks with Wendy (the host/producer of “She’s Crafty”). Oh, Canada.
*I do not condone or endorse knocking people down or stealing their shoes. Thank you.