Saturday, September 14, 2019

Richmond, BC: Shanghai River Restaurant

We were picking up a neighbor at YVR, Vancouver International Airport, and decided to treat ourselves to lunch on the way. We chose Shanghai River, a restaurant highly rated both on Trip Advisor and Yelp, and we weren't disappointed.

You can watch employees in the kitchen assembling the Xaio Long Bao through a window on one side of the main dining room.
 


We thought the teapot was cute. Something new to us was their serving a second teapot full of hot water.



The beef noodle soup we ordered proved to be good comfort food.



The soup dumplings - our favorite Xiao Long Bao, were excellent.



At about Canadian $10 a dish, it was a good deal for food of this quality, and we'd return here without hesitation.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Inside Passage on Holland America

HAL isn’t what it used to be, at least in our opinion, but the scenery is gorgeous, highlighted by beautiful weather.





Yes, that’s an Orca in the distance.






Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Nooksack River at Ferndale

Low water on a beautiful day. That dot in the distance is a dog walking out midstream to fetch a stick.




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sleepy in Seattle



Our flight was good, the US Immigration inspector we encountered was amazingly friendly and nice to the girls, and we picked up our car at the parking lot without a problem, once we figured out where Brian had packed his car key.

We said our goodbyes to Lily and Peyton, and Riley and we spent the night st the new Hilton Garden Inn, a pleasant property behind the Airport Doubletree.

Home  later today.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A Lengthy Experience at FRA

A comedy of (Condor) errors and incompetence but we’re aboard DE 2032 and should take off fairly soon.

Homeward bound...












Monday, August 26, 2019

Girls Who Like Schnitzel









At the Hilton Garden Inn FRA

Looks like we made it...


















Bretzel smiles...



And even a well-behaved dog at the next table, quite common in Germany...






Last Trip of the Trip: Innsbruck to FRA

The girls slept in until 8:00AM and still had time for a relaxed breakfast complete with two cups each of hot chocolate.

From there it was a short walk back to the Innsbruck train station on a beautiful morning. We just noticed that this globe revolves.







We had a compartment with a table on the Austrian train from Innsbruck to Munich and played Spades.



In the Munich station we bought pizza and chicken for the girls.

Apparently DB subbed a train and the seat reservations were all screwed up. We were in our seats first but we’re riding backwards for four hours.

Frontwards or backwards we’re at least headed in the right direction.







And with 90 minutes left we’ve been riding facing forward since the train left Stuttgart.



And now with 15 minutes left until we get off, we’re moving at a good clip.