To The Emerald City We Go
Next Wednesday Mike & I will be driving to Billings to fly out to Seattle on Thursday afternoon. I'm so excited that we get to go back there! Mike graduates from college Friday afternoon which is the main reason we are going back. And guess what? Mike gets to be one of the speakers for the ceremony! His classmates picked him along with two others - I think that is so great. I'm so proud of him to accomplish completing his degree.
Other than the graduation we don't have anything else planned yet. I'm hoping that we'll get to see some of our friends while we're there. Saturday is completely open so maybe I'll be able to convince Mike to go downtown - I can feel Crate & Barrel calling my name :) along with the cheesecake stand! (Crystal you would LOVE that place!!)
We had always planned on making it back for Mike's graduation but the plane tickets were outrageous so we didn't think it would be possible. Then early this week he got the news that they wanted him to address the class. There was no way we wanted to miss that so we scrambled to find a decent rate on airfare and possibly a hotel and car rental. It looked as though we would have to pay over $1000 to accomplish this but then Mike found a cheap fare from Minneapolis. The only problem - we would be flying on red-eye flights along with making an 8 hour drive.
The next day we again went on the internet and Mike decided to try Orbitz. We totally scored! For only $330 each we could fly out of Billings (6 hour drive) at a normal time and rent both a hotel room and a car. We'll be in Seattle from Thursday evening - Sunday morning. Still a pretty quick trip but now that we found such a great deal it will be a trip that we hopefully won't forget.