This may be a first. We arrived in Seattle almost an hour early, which is good because the flight was not all that comfortable. Alaskan Airlines does NOT provide blankets or pillows ~even in ‘clasé primero’. This is very disappointing for me because I’m always cold on airplanes. And of course the food as usual, in first class sorta sucks.
I have to say good ole Hawaiian Air is much better, but the bummer is having to going through Honolulu (adding at least 2 hrs to your total time) as opposed to Alaska which flies direct from Kona to Seattle. On Hawaiian Air you get FREE meals, no matter which side of the curtain you find yourself, every bit as good as in 1st class on Alaskan. And by just buying “extra comfort” seats you get a blanket & pillow too. Lesson learned.
So we get to the hotel, just a quick over-nighter till we pick-up our rental car the next morning. Short story – we miss the fresh air provided by wide-open windows that we get to experience every night at home in Waikoloa. Naturally the windows in the hotel don’t open. The AC is either too cold or not cool enough and the only blanket on the bed is a 3-inch thick down duvet. Bottom line: not a terribly comfortable night.
Nevertheless the next morning about an hour outside of Seattle proper we’re amongst big beautiful trees. The sky was clear blue, at least until we descended Steven’s Pass (less than 5,000 elevation at the crest) where the smoke from the local fires reminded us of the vog at home, ugh!
Still we’re on the open road and we’re managing to cope with the situation among the pretty big beautiful trees, and all of a sudden it got a lot easier:
That’s right, Washington State has pretty much a carté blanche on all things pakalolo, as the sign says. At home I’ve recently been using a fairly mild CBD oil to help me sleep, (Hawaii has legal medical marijuana) so I figured, what the heck and we stopped. Show a photo I’D and that’s all there is to it.
The rest of the day was good and when we reached Leavenworth, WA with a wide variety of local micro-brews and lots of good German food we decided to spend the night. And a good night it was.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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