The weather was mixed as we drove from Birch Bay to Renton this afternoon, with sunglasses one moment and windshield wipers the next.
We checked in at the Renton Hilton Garden Inn on a good park-and-fly rate,and then drove over to Grazie, our favorite SouthCenter strip mall restaurant. It never ceases to impress how they've managed to use screens to turn a small and narrow room into something pleasant in the European style. We chose green salad, pasta, and a glass of the house red wine.
It would still get a good review from us like these reviews (except for one), but it didn't seem quite up to its usual standard; nonetheless, we enjoyed our dinner.
When we came out it was really raining and we're just as happy not to be out on I-5. We'll try to remind ourselves in the morning that our 5:00 a.m. wakeup call is really 6:00 a.m. but our bodies are still confused about what time it is and it'll be interesting to see how much napping we do on our flights.
United 0386 SEA 07:07 AM arr. DEN 10:55 AM
United 0043 DEN 11:54 AM arr. HNL 04:32 PM