Friday, July 10, 2009

epic day!!! missed our flight... hung out in seattle

Thursday morning we woke up early and it was SUNNY AND DRY! so we decided to get on our projects one last time before we left. So tim DID HIS CLIMB first go of the day!!! Then we went to my climb and i got CLOSER THAN EVER! But it was still a little damp. So we hit the road and the story begins:

First off, the gas station signs in canada bring you like 10 miles away from the exit for a gas station! Its happened to us twice on this trip... but it was wasting time we didnt have! After we FINALLY found gas, we were in a rush...

AND THEN there was an HOUR DELAY at the border.... Then they saw that we had fruit in my car (which by the way, i had just spent my LAST DOLLAR on this fruit. I have ZERO dollars.) Anyways, they held us up and made us go inside the office and wait... then they searched our car, told us that they could have fined us 300 dollars because we didnt declare EVERY single kind of fruit. (I seriously forgot about a few). They took my fruit and we were on our way. At this point our rental car was so late that they just charged us for another day (80 bucks).... and after a while we realized we werent going to make our flight.

We were in the car trying to figure out our financial plan. I had no money and the new tickets we were going to have to pay along with the hotel were going to rack up to about 600 dollars. Money neither of us had... Pretty stressful...

I went in the airport to ask how much a new ticket would cost. The guy was really nice. I worked my magic (apparently im good at talking to people) and he simply MOVED OUR FLIGHT TO THE NEXT DAY FOR FREE!!! We are on standby for a morning flight... but man, it felt like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders when he did that for us! He said it would have been 400 dollars for the both of us... so I just saved us 400 dollars! ANDDD we wanted to see seattle on our way up but didnt have time. But now with the rental car, we had the whole day to check it out!!! It worked out PERFECTLY.

The next day we were on standby for 3 or 4 flights... not sure which one we were going to catch. But eventually we got here after numerous stops, long periods of time talking to customer service, and hanging out in different airports across the country...

Here are the wrap-up pics from our trip:

my version of chips and guacamole: celery and avocado



tim crushing Action Man, v8



magical forest of squamish (even better in person):



tim and i on his birthday! sitting on a boulder, watching the sunset


the morning that we left, tim sent his proj, Worm World Cave, v9. SO SICK.


the morning that we left, i got HIGH POINT on my project, immunity challenge. It was wet. I am obsessed with it.


hanging out in seattle

7 comments:

Omegachuck said...

Welcome home..it seems epic trips need epic endings.

Sarah said...

Love the pictures. Bummer about the fruit :( Crossing the border can be so stressful. Glad you were able to work your magic with customer service at the airport.

audrey robertson said...

He he... Thanks.. P90X all the way for my abs... I heard about your epic with the air port... so gay... Nice pictuers... so are you living on campus or off...

badash said...

How often do you do p90x? Im living on campus... at least this semester. Its already paid for and everything. But hopefully i can stay with tim sometimes... =) If UTC doesnt do anything...

Debbie said...

I was in Seattle as well Tue-Thu. Did you go to the amazing Pike Place Farmer's Market?? It was organic day on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Ash, next time you are in Seattle email me and we can hook up. I always have ripe bananas on hand!
Kathleen

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