Dineout Around Washington (mostly Bellevue)

Last weekend we went to Bellevue for a two-night stay. Since getting the hang of Priceline for great hotel prices (4* Hyatt for $90/night at the last minute), getting older and appreciating more the “Stateside getaway”, and perhaps not wanting to dash so much, and–dare I say it–wanting go somewhere else longer, I like the…

Dineout Reviews: Seattle Valentine’s Day Weekend 2011

What a nice weekend we spent in Seattle just before Valentine’s Day! We were a small but fun group consisting of two couples and one more guy and girl. For me, some of the best parts revolved around food and drink. We stayed at the Sheraton downtown which one of our friends so kindly donated…

Superfun Saturday Stateside

On Saturday, we all woke up super early to meet up in southeast Vancouver to head on over to the border and onwards to Bellingham, Lynnwood, and Tulalip, in that order. At first, the driving arrangement was for there to be a “boy car” with the three guys including NPY, and a “girl car” for…

Chant: Trader Joe’s! Trader Joe’s!

Through blogs, a long time ago, I heard of this American grocery store, Trader Joe’s, and in my mind’s eye, I imagined a rustic place with a log cabin theme and glass jars of maple syrup. How wrong I was. And to think that for some reason, I never quite realize that I, too, could…

Surprise!

NPY surprised me arranging that we go to Seattle this weekend. It it is President’s Day on the Monday the 16th. Oh, and it’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday! All he did was book the hotel. I’m doing the rest. =P The following list is racing through my head like a ticker. Red Mango. P.F. Chang’s….

it’s good to be home

after my trip to seattle in may, i blogged, “it’s good to be home” because i was tremendously relieved to be back in canada. this time, it is from pure exhaustion and overstimulation (all good) that i re-iterate, “it’s good to be home!” in the spring, my sister and i made a straight path from…

it’s good to be home

with ample links to my photos shared on flickr (do visit them via the following multitude of links), i will tell you about my first wild weekend in a long time…. (photo to the right – of course i can stay on the ball….) saturday — seattle i woke up at 4. kid sister woke…