Hello from Memphis, Tennessee! We are here for a 2-hour layover before continuing on to Orlando. Our flight was delayed so we won’t get in until midnight. However, that’s 9:00 PM PST so that shouldn’t feel too bad – except maybe when we get up tomorrow at 7:00 AM (4:00 AM PST).
We didn’t get to Seattle until late last night due to a stop in Bellingham for some outlet shopping (we hit up the lululemon and nike outlets!) and thai food. So the only sighting that happened of the space needle was as we drove by on the interstate last night.
After a restless night of sleep where I dreamt that we slept until 11 am (our flight left at noon) I was wide awake at 6:30 AM. We decided to get up and see at least a little bit of Seattle before leaving. We hopped on the link rail to go downtown.
Once there we headed straight for Pike Place Market. It was around 8:30 AM so it definitely was a lot quieter and less bustling than the time I went with Lisa but it was still fun. We got some pastries from a french bakery and then hit up the original Starbucks for eggnog lattes.
We ate our breakfast while sitting on benches overlooking the Seattle waterfront. It was gearing up to be a beautiful day!
After we were done we wandered through the market a bit. One of the guys at the fish stand said, “Oh, I see your Canadian. I guess I should say ‘Good Morning, eh!’” I asked what gave us away and he said it was Eric’s little poppy! In Canada, you can buy cloth/plastic poppies this time of year to wear on your jacket in honour of Remembrance Day (which is tomorrow).
I thought that was pretty observant of him
Before we knew it we were at the airport lining up to catch our flight! Not-so-fun fact: Eric is terrified of flying. He is actually really scared of heights in general but he really doesn’t like flying. He did not sleep a wink our entire 9-hour, red eye flight to Amsterdam last year.
He gets really nervous and anxious leading up to a flight and then any little bump or drop that happens on the plane he feels it and gets nervous again.Â We got a free sample of these little “dream waters” and he drank two of them and apparently they helped make him drowsy and he actually slept a bit on the flight from Seattle to Memphis.
I’m thankful he’s willing to face his fear and go on trips with me. He loves traveling as much as I do, just hates the flying part to get there! I feel kind of indifferent towards flying, I wouldn’t say I *love* it, but I don’t mind it. And I can at least read or sleep in a plane (I get carsick if I try to do either of those things while driving).
Hope you had a great Thursday! We are heading to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter ALL day tomorrow so watch for another update tomorrow night some time
Questions of the day: Are you scared, indifferent, or love flying? If you are scared of flying too, any advice for Eric?