All checked in and my baggage given to someone else to handle. I am savoring my double espresso and might have to get another one. I have a little over 90 minutes before I leave Seattle. I am watching the planes take off while charging up all my various devices even though I know they have power on board now 😉 The woman sitting in front of me is drinking beer and eating Tillamook cheese. If I hadn’t overheard her phone conversation, I might have guessed from her food and beverage combination that she was Dutch 😉
I checked in 96 pounds of luggage. The bulk of it was, of course, 18 packs of tortillas. I think the boys really have no idea what kind of spoiled they are! To be fair, that wasn’t the entire source of the weight – there’s also three pounds of Reese’s PB cups to be divided up amongst various people who I have accidentally gotten addicted. There is also the mail, new shoes and other things I can’t get easily in the Netherlands.
Since I wrote this morning, I was very quiet with packing my suitcases and didn’t wake anyone up. Once everyone else was awake it was time for coffee and kale smoothies. Not in the same glass! I quite enjoyed mine but it didn’t stop Jan and I from going up to Wayward for a ridiculously good vegan brunch. I wouldn’t mind seeing a place like that in Amsterdam. I think The Hague has something similar, I have to put it on my list of things to check out. I am going to be there on Friday so maybe I will do a little research.
I have been surrounded by so much love on this trip. I am really, really, really fortunate to have so many people in my life that are exceptionally cool 🙂
It is going to be a case of landing and then heading home with the 96 pounds and starting right away with work. I have too many conference calls tomorrow afternoon – not sure what the hell I was thinking! Then there’s banjo tomorrow night, Dutch on Tuesday, another Western Europe visit on Wednesday, teaching a code camp for women and girls on Thursday and Friday with the customers and Friday night to The Hague for a concert. Right, tired yet? 😉
I am hoping that I can sleep on the plane this time. Although, there are still movies I want to watch. However, maybe this time since it is later in the day, I will be able to fall asleep. At least for a short while until the Netherlands wakes up for WhatsApping 😉