Saturday, September 22, 2018

Road Trip: Mukilteo, Washington

We’re checked in at a Hilton Garden Inn directly across from the Boeing Visitor Center where we star our Boeing Factory Tour tomorrow.

All these years living in this part of the world and we’ve never done it, despite having visited the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France some years ago.

No cameras allowed on the tour so this may be our closest photo - from our suite.



This hotel is having key problems, and an employee finally escorted us to our junior suite (upgrade), delivering the keys a few minutes later.

Technology is great when it works.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Quick Road Trip: Olympia WA Hilton Garden Inn

A quick Saturday afternoon drive to Tumwater to buy - what else? - repair parts for our boat, so we stayed overnight here at this spanking new hotel, enabling us to attend a granddaughter’s soccer game up I-5 tomorrow.

It was a bargain price and it proved to be a great place.

We’re really impressed with the common areas, and the restaurant provided just what we needed.














Friday, August 24, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Smokey Birch Bay

Sunset over magnificent Thunderbird Lake as fires rage...




Monday, August 20, 2018

Caprese Salad in Birch Bay

We’re on a long spell at home, and we can enjoy a home-grown Caprese Salad even if we’re not learning any points / miles.




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Restaurante Morazan: a Bite of El Salvador in Bellingham

Hidden away at the very back of Bakerview Square shopping plaza sits this unpretentious little joint.





It has a total of three menu choices.



We chose one of number 1, pupusas, and one number 2, basically a chicken sandwich.

A pupusa, a traditional Salvadoran dish, consists of a thick corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling, cheese being the choice here.



That set us back a total of $11 plus tax.

We’ll return in particular for the pupusas, tasty and a bargain at 2 for $4.

We might try the “specials” listed on a small board, tamales for example.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Rifugio’s: ‘Country Italian’ Dining on the Mt. Baker Highway in Deming

It’s great to stumble on an independent restaurant such as this. Richard, the owner, is not only charming but obviously knows his way around the kitchen. He’s from Cleveland but counts Italians as grandparents.

We hope to return.

















Mount Baker Highway - Route 542

Spectacular, and the last couple of miles of switchbacks are only open in the summer months...































Thursday, June 14, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Home Sweet Sehome

Our first June evening sitting out in the back yard after returning from Australia...






Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Landing at YVR

We've arrived - about an hour early.