On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #10

Vancouver

Last night here and last night of Chinese New Year. After dinner you are on the same floor as the casino… perfect.

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1886 Chinese Fine Dining, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver BC

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Lobster Dumplings

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Angus Beef Tenderloin, orange peel glaze, crispy matchstick taro. I couldn’t stop eating this. Very interesting was the shoestring taro.

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Refreshing mango, strawberries and coconut sorbet.

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #8

Vancouver

Room with a view – Pan Pacific Hotel

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Water Everywhere, there are also these little water taxi’s that can take you pretty much everywhere.

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Fresh Markets

4246E3C7-A339-4C71-93E5-6D4330379CD8Lunch on the water, and Oysters at every restaurant

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #7

Vancouver

From Seattle we rented a car and drove to Vancouver. I’m excited, as I’ve never been to Vancouver. The ride was beautiful, though we Were then in a border crossing line for over an hour….

Love Vancouver, lots of places to walk, water everywhere. Lots of unique neighborhoods.Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the lower mainland region of British Columbia.

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We got here for the last two nights of Chinese New Year… Happy New Year everyone.

9867AB91-52E6-4648-A3BE-300A305E1632First night dinner at Mott 32 – 1161 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC

Here is the menu. The food was awesome.

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Elegant room.

Awesome classic dumplings

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #4

Look what I found at Pike Place Market.

Beautiful cover Edible Seattle.

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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.

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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 😬

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Check out Edible Seattles’ website. Edibleseattle.com

On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada #2

Lunch in Honolulu before getting on the plane, “Hawaiian Air” to Seattle.

If you have not eaten at Ruscello inside Nordstrom, you need to try it. There is even a wonderful outside area…

It was busy, so we sat at the bar and watched everyone as we ate….

Mediterranean Hummus house made, delicious.

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Crispy Panko Chicken Salad – organic baby greens, romaine lettuce, bacon, egg, avocado, tomatoes, grilled corn, honey Dijon dressing.

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Chicken Club with Maple Glazed Bacon – avocado, tomato, organic baby greens, peppercorn aioli, toasted country bread.

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On The Road ~ To Whistler Canada

We are off to Whistler, I’ve never been, so I’m excited about it.

First stop on the way from Kaua’i is Honolulu, for an overnight before heading out.

Dinner in one of our favorite spots:

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, world renowned “New Style” Japanese cuisine.

Beautiful mixed salad with edible flowers

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Eggplant Miso – I always order this one

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Rock Shrimp Tempura – Creamy Spicy Sauce yummm

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Black Cod Saikyo Miso

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On The Road ~ Santiago Chile

Welcome to Santiago, our first stop on this Road Trip through South America. For many of you who know us, you know that we have done road trips sometimes by car… this trip has us traveling on all kinds of transportation.

Welcome to Hotel Santiago, a beautiful hotel with beautiful rooms and restaurants. Not to mention the beautifully helpful staff.

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Our room with amazing windows.

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The lobby is incredible and we got to see this tree being put together. They haven’t lit it yet, maybe we will get to see it on the way back here.

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