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.