We didn’t find out that all the flights were full until we got to the airport. Flight passes mean stand-by, and stand-by means stand there and wave “bye-bye” to the paying passengers.Our suitcases were packed. We were ready to go somewhere, but where?
We looked at the board of flights.
No, we hadn’t packed swimsuits and shorts. Chicago?
Been there. Boston? Done that. L.A.?
That was home. Where should we go?We picked Seattle.
We got the last two seats on the last flight out.
I had lived in Seattle for one year when I was just out of college. I was anxious to show Tim my former home.We gobbled up the city like we might never eat again.
We played tourist, going up in the iconic Space Needle.
We went to Pike’s Place Market.
We walked along Alki Beach.
We ate seafood.
We ate ice cream.
We fell in love.MOV