Double Zeros are not unheard of. I know hikers who have indulged in triple or even quadruple zeros. But in general, when you have lots of miles and limited time, you tend to limit your rest time. So, I fully intended to enjoy my double zero to the max!
Unfortunately, the hotel manager nixed my plans to hang out in the hot tub. (The clerk the night before assured me that it would be no problem to use the hot tub and sauna after check out) I ended up hanging in the lobby and restaurant; going across the street to the brew pub for lunch; and checking out a nordic ski museum.
My friend, Adam, arrived around 4:30 and we headed off to Seattle.
This was also a bit unusual for me. Generally, I spend zero days laying around, watching TV and catching up on email, bills, and blogging. But this time, I was going to actually DO something! Adam and I spent Friday night at his friends, Mark and Kay's house. We had pizza and beer, talked about the trail, and hit the hay for an early morning.
Saturday, we had breakfast, and then took the "Sailgate" boat across Lake Union for the Huskies season opener. It started out as a drizzly, overcast day, but then cleared up for a sunny afternoon. Just what I wanted from the weather! Even better, UW steamrolled over Rutgers for a big win on the first game of the season.
After the game, Adam and I drove back up to Snoqualmie Pass (with a stop at REI on the way to replace some failing equipment). I indulged in another night in the hotel to let the remaining drizzle clear. (it had not yet cleared on the mountain)
And THAT is what you call a great double zero!!