We drove to Minneapolis on Wednesday, the Fourth of July. We flew out a little after 10 CDT, after a short wait for technical difficulties. As we took-off over Mpls, and when approaching Seattle we saw a lot of celebratory fireworks. They popped-up, exploded over the neighborhoods, and bathed everything in their colored light. It was quite beautiful.
We arrived at Seatac around midnight PDT. We drove a mile down the road and stayed at the Sleep Inn for the night. Great place.