We Have Landed!!!

Trip Start Jun 15, 2008
Trip End Jul 07, 2008

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hi all and greetings from Seattle :D

At Oslo Airport we checked in 3 items; 2 bags full of clothes and a camera tripod. Here they are in our hotel room in Seattle. Can you spot the problem?!

We boarded our flight with a few items of carry-on (the valuables) and checked in the rest. Upon arrival in Seattle all that was left of that was our carry-on and 1 of the bags with clothes. Frank also lost his checked-in luggage, so now all we have for clothing is one bag of women's garments. We arrived on sunday afternoon and it is now monday evening. If the bags are not located soon then we will have to work out how good we all look in skirts and low-cut tops.

So thanks to NorthWest Airlines we have now been spending quite a lot of time at Macy's shopping for the essentials like underwear and socks :D Of course no holiday is complete without some NON-essential shopping, so now we are also the proud owners of a new wide-angle lens for Martijn's camera. We have managed to resist buying tacky and cheesy souvenirs for the time being, but we are NOT making any promises that we'll keep that up. (Does anyone want a plastic miniature keychain? Or maybe a t-shirt that says 'Sleepless In Seattle'?! :P)

When not shopping we have however had a nice time seeing the sights of Seattle by means of 'Ride The Ducks'. Which, for the people not in the know, is a tour in an amphibious vehicle. We can highly recommend that if you ever find yourself in Seattle with 2 hours spare and can handle an insane guy behind the wheel both on land and water.

After 'riding the duck' we went to The Sci-Fi Museum And Hall Of Fame. This is an amazingly cool collection of sci-fi props and information about everything from Planet Of The Apes to Star Trek and from Asimov to Lucas.

All of this is close to the Space Needle, a tower that has become a Seattle landmark, which we went back to in the evening for a fancy dinner in the revolving restaurant. After dinner we went up to the observation deck and took some pictures as the sun was setting over Seattle. Thus completing a nice full day of being a tourist.
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wolftrails on

Re: Good excuse!
Heh, the lens bought is the Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 with a nice quick and silent HSM motor and obviously for the Nikon body :)

If the luggage is somehow not retrieved (god forbid) then we will have to get a replacement for all of Martijn's clothes for this trip: underwear, socks, t-shirts, a few trousers, sandals as well as the small camera-bag (a LowePro hipbag-variant) and the good-will we had towards NWA of course ;)

We're still hopeful so far that they will find the luggage somewhere and sometime before we move on from Seattle :D

Martijn :)

bluejeans on

Now pics of Frank and Martijn in skirts and low-cut tops are things Im not sure I really want to see - can pictaking wait until their regular clothes show up - pweeze ? :P :D Best of luck tracking the bags down !!

josastridandco. on

left luggage
left luggage

Remember this:
A suitecase in the hand is worth two in the bush.
But hopefully, while you are reading this, they are already tracked down.
What is a man without his suitcase?

rhafs on

f seg noe nytt m ha sin grunn.
Hei alle tre. Selvfølgelig er det ikke noe morro å måtte innrømme at nøye pakket bagasje ikke kommer. Men, det er jo ikke uvanlig - og kan gi en god grunn til å kjøpe noe nytt. Må jo alltid se det positive i selv irriterende ting. Flott å se at dere har kommet trygt frem, og tydeligvis har fått tid til å kose dere og slappe av. Jeg håper dere får all bagasje ganske så snart, og at turen fremover nå bare blir positive opplevelser. Skal hilse så mye fra mamma.
NB: Bilen skal inn til rustfjerning og lakkering på mandag.

alles80 on

Bloody airline...
Hi you all!
Hmm, does this run in the family? Whenever I go traveling there's something going wrong as well. Visitors permit, ?forbidden? items in luggage etc. I hope you'll get your stuff back, but nonetheless you seem to have a good time without clean undies :D.
Nice pic of the Seattle skyline!
Keep us informed...



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