Day One: An Unexpected Night in a Hotel

Good morning from Marriott SeaTac - yes, this was not on my plans for today. I was supposed to be on a red eye to Boston for a 16 hour layover before heading to Dublin on a second red eye. But my meeting in Boston got cancelled yesterday and I was set to just wander around all day (and luckily see my friend Carl but only for a few hours as he had to work.) So when Delta asked for volunteers to fly out tomorrow instead in exchange for a $600 travel voucher, I took them up on the offer. So I got to sleep in a bed, skip a redeye, and get a shower (I was planning to pay for a day pass at the YMCA in Boston to get a shower). Not so bad. Travel is so much better when you have flexibility and can take advantage of happy coincidences like this.