On The Road ~ Whistler Canada #12

Where to Eat in Whistler

Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, in the Whistler Village Square


Executive Chef James Walt was an early pioneer of farm to table dining. Menus are seasonally focused celebrating the locally sourced ingredients. Above is the follow up to his James Beard award winning cookbook.

Loved this beet salad




Very interesting flavor, butter in the middle of the olive oil. Bread was great.


Angus Reserve Tenderloin with BC potato croquette, butter glazed Pemberton carrots, ruby port sauce and grilled chimichurri.


Wild BC Sablefish, glazed with sake and soy, served with scallions, shiitake mushrooms, radish and bok choy in smoked lemongrass dashi broth.


Shadow Art


On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #4

Look what I found at Pike Place Market.

Beautiful cover Edible Seattle.


Edible Seattle magazine celebrates the locally grown food of Peugeot Sound, with farm-to-table, sustainable foods. Recipes and tips included. If your looking for info on where to eat, amazing recipes and more, pick up a copy, or subscribe on line.  Website below.

Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington. The market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States.

At Pike Place Market, you can find everything from the freshest seafood, fruits and veggies to pastries,  uts, flowers and local restaurants.


Dont forget a visit to the Space Needle, an observation tower and icon of Seattle.

and The Seattle Great Wheel, a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay, 175 feet high 😬


Check out Edible Seattles’ website. Edibleseattle.com

On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #3

Seattle, one of my favorite cities in the US…. it’s chilly and windy today, so we are off to see the amazing Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in the Seattle Center. When in Seattle, this is a must see. Dale Chihuly is a true genius.







On The Road ~ Arequipa Peru 18

We spent a good part of the afternoon at the Santa Catalina Monastery

The Monastery of Saint Catherine (Spanish: Santa Catalina) is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order.

It was built in 1579 and was enlarged in the 17th century. The over 20,000-square-meter monastery was built predominantly in the Mudéjar style, and is characterized by its vividly painted walls. There are approximately 20 nuns currently living in the northern corner of the complex; the rest of the monastery is open to the public.




On The Road ~ Arequipa Peru 17

We have made it to the border between Chile and Peru, the next leg of our road trip is about to begin.


Welcome to Arequipa Peru.

Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. Framed by 3 volcanoes, it’s filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. Its historic center is anchored by the Plaza de Armas, a stately main square flanked on its north by the 17th-century neoclassical Basilica…
2,335 m




Lama are descendants of the camel.







Sights in town.


On The Road ~ Driving to Peru 16

Leaving Atacama, six hour car rode, hour and a half plane ride. Over several beautiful mountain ranges.



Below is a National Monument , The Atacama Giant.
The Atacama Giant (Spanish: Gigante de Atacama) is a large anthropomorphic geoglyph in the Atacama Desert, Chile.[1] Located at “Cerro Unitas”, this is the largest prehistoric anthropomorphic figure in the world with a height of 119 metres (390 ft) and represents a deity for the local inhabitants from AD 1000 to 1400.

The figure was an early astronomical calendar for knowing where the moon would set; by knowing this the day, crop cycle, and season could be determined. The points on the top and side of the head would say what season it would be depending on their alignment with the moon, which was very important in determining when the rainy season would come in the barren Atacama.

The Atacama Giant is one out of nearly 5,000 geoglyphs – ancient artwork that are drawn into the landscape – that have been discovered in the Atacama in the last three decades.[2] Although geoglyphs have always been the subject of wild conjectures and bizarre theories, it is now widely believed that they are the work of several successive cultures that dwelt in this region of South America, including the Tiwanaku and Inca.



On The Road ~ Atacama Chile 11

The stables at Explora Atacama




Valley of the Moon