17 March 2007

On the Road Again

I had a conference in Seattle, so I've been email-less for a couple days. I like Seattle a lot and had hoped to be able to spend some time exploring it, but I lost half a day when my flight was delayed. I ended up spending an extra 4 1/2 hours sitting in crappy Terminal B at Sacramento airport while waiting for a part to arrive for my plane and be installed. Goody. Anyway, I did get to walk around a bit. I made it to Uwajimaya, anyway, where I spent a bunch of money at Kinokunaya Bookstore.

Yesterday I took Amtrak to Portland, where I'm visiting my family. What a great train trip! I saw, among other things, deer, a sea lion, an eagle, and a dead cow. Aside from the dead cow, very scenic.

So now I'm hanging out a bit and celebrating my birthday a few days early. We just visited two great yarn stores: Knit-Purl (where I scored, among other things, Handmaiden Sea Silk) and Dublin Bay. Portland has some really, really nice yarn stores.


Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! I'm envious of your sea silk. Hope you got back okay, given Amtrak's troubles in Sacto.