Slept very badly. The bed and pillows were much harder than I like but at least the sheets were nice. Woke up every hour or so all night long. Got up about 8:50 (I had optimistically set the alarm for 9:00). Since I had virtually nothing with me, it did not take long to get ready.
Down to the lobby about 9:10 and checked out. The shuttle to the airport was scheduled to leave at 9:30 but there were dozens of people in the lobby. Luckily they were not waiting for the shuttle and there were only nine of us.
Arrived at the airport at 9:45. My boarding pass was marked pre-approved so security went quickly. Had to take the "mobile lounge shuttle" to one of the midfield terminals and arrived at my gate by 10:10.
Watched the planes and saw the little puddlejumper I was taking arrive. Sat until I saw my suitcases being put on (being bright turquoise they are easy to spot). The plane was nowhere close to full and many people spread out. Since I was in the same clothes as yesterday, I felt sorry for the man next to me.
The flight was a grand total of 22 minutes from take-off to landing and a few more minutes for taxiing. We arrived a few minutes early and my luggage came off the carousel just as I arrived in the baggage claim area.
My friend Carolyn picked me up and took me back to her house where I had left my car. I was home at 2:30.
Another wonderful adventure is over. I met some great people and saw some new places that I hope to visit again.
Stay tuned for my next cruise in October. Four friends and I will be cruising to New England and Canada.
Smooth sailing until next time!
From the selfie camera at the Space Needle
The trolley barricade I described yesterday
The puddlejumper (we walked down the blue ramp on the right and then up the steps built into the plane)