I am in Seattle to visit Daniel and celebrate his birthday! We left home around noon after our cat-sitter had taken over and I had posted a review of Voyager's long-despised "Persistence of Vision" (a.k.a. the one where Janeway makes out with Mark, Chakotay makes out with Torres, and everyone goes crazy except the Doctor). Then we went to the airport and had a perfectly fine flight on which we watched This Is Spinal Tap, at least until the final half hour when the seat belt alarm went off continuously, which was a big headache.
The good news is that we landed half an hour early; the bad news is that it took us a long time to pick up our rental car, but that left Daniel more time to visit the Friday afternoon tiki bar at Amazon before we arrived and took him to the extremely delicious Petra Mediterranean Grill for dinner. He is liking work a lot, hanging out with three friends who went to the University of Maryland with him, and disgusted with all his favorite football teams. Tomorrow we are finally getting to the Star Wars exhibit at the EMP museum! A few travel and arrival photos: