My fellow trans-Pacific voyagers and I made it into Seattle late this morning. We started out in Hong Kong and arrived at a wet Narita airport (Tokyo).
The Asian airlines all serve terrific meals – these red pimentos stuffed with cream cheese were delicious.
At Narita airport I checked out the offerings at the airport stores as usual – a Newsweek in Japanese for you? (Pages are from back to front). Dried baby octopus? No? Then surely the hand-rolled Hermès silk scarf with the animal playing-card motifs will do. (Be prepared to pony up about US$385, though).
From Tokyo we were on a Boeing 777 to Seattle where it also rained, and there is still snow on the ground. I jumped in and cleared the walkway to my front door, and some snow and ice off the sidewalk. Cannot have the mail-man break a leg! (even though all he brings me is junk mail).