Everett, WA: Funko HQ (@OriginalFunko)

Karen and I collect Funko toys and the new headquarters is located about 40 minutes north of Seattle in the city of Everett, Washington… just a stones throw away from Boeing. After we left the Starbucks Reserve…

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Seattle: Starbucks Reserve Roastery #StarbucksReserve

Karen and I left Pike Place and went from the “first” Starbucks store to the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery.  Located at 1124 Pike Street, the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery is located in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill…

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Seattle: Pike Place Market

Good morning, Seattle! It was Karen’s first time in Seattle, so we had to visit the famous Pike Place Market.  In my prior visits, I knew it would be very busy, so we decided to get…

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Seattle bound… staying at the Airbnb “Nest”

I wasn’t planning on going anywhere, but I came across an awesome deal from Long Beach to Seattle for $150.. round trip! I grabbed 2 seats and did a very quick trip to the Emerald City.…

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Sultan, WA: Espresso Chalet 

About a half hour away from Deception Falls is this little walk up/ drive thru coffee house called the Espresso Chalet.  Washington has tons of these little coffee houses (or shacks) where you pull up…

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Skykomish, WA: Deception Falls

Today is our last day! We left Abendblume a little before 10:00 am, and started down Stevens Pass toward Tacoma to pick up mom.  We felt that we had plenty of time to drive around,…

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Leavenworth, WA: Cured by Visconti

Located 2 hours away from North Bend, off Highway 2 is the the Bavarian town of Leavenworth.  The hills in the background could really make you feel that those were the Alps, and the German…

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North Bend, WA: Twede’s Cafe (from Twin Peaks)

Fans of Twin Peaks TV show will know this diner as the double R. I don’t know how many people visit here by accident, but we certainly did not. We intentionally drove from Spokane to…

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Spokane: King of Ramen

As an Asian gal who grew up and still lives in Southern California, we have access to all sorts of Asian noodle places. We even know that there’s 3 major types of Ramen: Hakata, Kitakata,…

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Spokane bound! Heading to The Spokane Club

We left Yakima, WA a little after 1:00 and slowly made our way to Spokane.  As we did from the Hobo Inn to the Waffles Caffe, we stopped to take pictures and enjoy the beauty…

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Yakima, WA: Waffles Caffe

We left The Hobo Inn at 8:30, thinking we’d find a breakfast place along the way.  We made a few stops along the way, getting more side tracked as we spent time pulling over to…

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Elbe, WA: The Hobo Inn

This place is a little over 1/2 hour away from Tacoma area, yet its in a rural part of Washington, at the east end of Alder Lake, about 20 miles from Mt. Rainier. Technology is…

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July 2013: Oregon Bound! 

We’re heading up the coast to Oregon, Washington, across the state to Idaho and Montana, before heading back to Washington.  For the first few days, Stephen and I will be traveling with his mom to…

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The Grill from Ipanema, Seattle, WA

I stumbled on a $60 groupon while researching places to eat on our Seattle vacation.  This place is a little different in which you can order just the salad bar (no grilled meats) for $28,…

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Via Tribunali, Seattle, WA

I’m not one to give away 5 stars but this place was amazing. I thought the service and food was outstanding. It didn’t hurt that we also had a great deal from TravelZoo which was…

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Ballard Brothers Seafood, Seattle, WA

I wouldn’t have discovered this place if it hadn’t been for a fantastic Groupon deal. The deal was 2 fish n chips (correction: 2 generous pieces!) and drinks, which included beer as a choice, for…

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June 2014: Seattle, WA

In June 2014, we accompanied Stephen’s mom to Tacoma, Washington so she could visit her childhood friend, Helga.  While she was at Tacoma, Stephen and I stayed in Seattle at a bed-and-breakfast, went to the…

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