First I have to share some breaking news. I had my first awesome experience at REI. I went to the flagship store downtown Seattle Wednesday evening to see if I could find something that tickled my fancy. And wow did my hay bale get knocked sideways when I actually did receive great customer service from - and hold onto your spectacles - not only one, but TWO employees. It wasn't just great customer service but service from people who knew a tent from a kayak!
|Whaaat? Helpful and clever people at Rei?|
The jacket I ended up buying is the Showers Pass in yellow. I tested it out this morning on my commute. It's a little warm but when I open up all the vents, it makes me feel less Finnish sauna and more French bakery. Fantastic review - I know. You're welcome.
Speaking of commutes. I snapped a couple of pictures of fall in the Pacific Northwest.
|Fall is here!|
|Fog and seagull over Bellevue|
I think they stick a little better to the road but it wasn't like I was sliding or hydroplaning to begin with. (I only do that when I watch Magic Mike anyway)
Now that I'm properly equipped with a brand spanking new rain jacket and new tires, I should be all set for winter - meaning rain - in Seattle. Oh, and I also got rain pants. Looks like I get to test all this out this weekend.