Settled in Seattle

Well, we’re here! Landed at Sea-Tac about 15 minutes early, we hooked up with our shuttle to the hotel, and now we’re settled in our rooms at the Courtyard Marriott (which is pretty gosh durn awesome, by the way).

Just wanted to rattle off a quick post. The flight didn’t seem as long as I thought it would, and I got a little writing done in the process. When we landed and got off the plane, some of Herb’s first words were, “It’s cold here!”

Compared to NOLA, it certainly is. When we landed, it was about 60 at the airport. Right now, at 12:30 a.m. N’Awlins time, it’s 78 in the Big Easy, according to

We drove past Safeco on the way to our modest lodgings, and the lights were on and looking beautiful. Unfortunately, our driver told us that the last he heard, the M’s were losing to the Orioles, 4-0.

Tomorrow promises to be one whale of a day … photo shoot at the stadium at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon with the RBI Club, then a reception at the Northwest African-American Museum in Herb’s honor in the evening. I’ll try to post as much as I can along the way.

Finally, before I sign off for the evening, I just want to say an advanced thanks to Bob, Lorri, Pete and everyone at the RBI Club for making this experience of a lifetime possible. Also thanks to Rebecca Hale with the M’s PR department.

So … see you from Safeco tomorrow!

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