Tuesday, September 4, 2012

12 PAX Series - Day 1

My husband and I have been waiting for what feels like forever in order to go to the Penny-Arcade Expo (PAX), and this past weekend was our chance! Thursday morning we finished packing and took our dog to the Pets Hotel. She loves it there and the employees love her back. I always feel like she is well-loved and taken care of there.
After dropping her off, we headed to the airport. Parking was mostly pain-less, and getting through the lines and security didn't take long at all. We were on a flight to Dallas, which took about 3 hours. And then on to Seattle, Washington! That flight was actually uncomfortable, crowded, and way too long. However, the view as we began our descent was breath-taking.

Seattle, Washington was a first for both my husband and me. When we stepped out of the airport, I took a deep breath of cool evening air. Having just come from Texas, where the temperature had not fallen under 90 degrees, the cooler weather was much appreciated. At first. We took a cab to our hotel in downtown Seattle.

The cab ride was a first for me, as well. Despite living in a big city, I've never had the need to utilize a taxi. It was interesting and exciting, and I enjoyed looking out the windows at everything we passed by. $42 later, we were at our hotel, which was very small but comfortable. A coffee shop took up the bottom floor of the place, filling it with the amazingly wonderful scent of brewing coffee. We asked the hotel manager for suggestions regarding a place to eat that was also within walking distance. He pointed us to Jasmine, which was literally right around the corner.

Jasmine was a chic Japanese lounge, where we enjoyed delicious sushi and an easy-going atmosphere. The waiter was originally from Arlington, Texas. We're everywhere!

After sushi, we headed back to our hotel, where we relaxed and slept, excited for the first big PAX day to come!

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