Back to Seattle
27.05.2015 - 27.05.2015 25 °C
6am rise today - we wanted to get ready, have breakfast and pack the car to hit the road as we were driving back to Seattle. We finally took off at 9:45am and drove about an hour before we reached the USA-Canada border. Here we ground to a halt for about 30-40 minutes as the the cars inched forward to go through border patrol. Once we did that we were back on the highway in no time.
We decided to have a stop back at the outlet stores which we visited on our first day in Seattle. We looked at the perfume stores but didn't find the prices any better than what we can pay for them in Australia. Perhaps there were some brands that weren't sold in Australia but didn't buy any. Vicky ended up buying a handbag and purse from the Guess store, then we jumped in the car and headed to Seattle.
We arrived at our fiend Carmen's house at 2:45pm only to find no one home, so we waited 45mins for her to get back. We met her friend Ronda who flew up from California for Carmen's daughter's wedding this Saturday. We sat outside nibbling and having a few drinks and catching up on all the news and gossip since we had last been there.
Carmen then took us to her favourite Italian restaurant nearby, Pasta Nova. We were joined by her son Brenner and husband Alan also came later. Another nice night catching up and having some laughs. We returned back to Carmen's and as per the previous time we were there, ended spending a few hours outside by the fire pit talking and laughing and sharing more stories. It was a rushed visit as we had booked a hotel next to the airport that night as we had an early flight to Hawaii in the morning. As usual, saying goodbye is never easy, we had several goes at it before we managed to get in our car to drive off. It was already past midnight and we had a 40 minutes drive to the hotel, despite being no traffic at all it was still a decent trip. Needless to say we were exhausted and by the time we checked in and Banff got to our room it was after 1am, and we were waking at 5am so a short sleep was all we could get in.