Category: Washington State

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 and order your espresso or coffee drinks. What makes this one special is […]

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, and maybe even check out Seattle. About a hour into our drive, we […]

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 music playing in the background gave it a bit of Europe feeling. The […]

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, and Sapporo. Most people think of ramen as Hakata style which is what […]

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 the lookout points, taking pictures of the Washington trees and falls. By the […]

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 not their strong point, as you have to call to make a reservation.  […]

Our vacation begins… Portland 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 Portland before dropping her off in Tacoma so she can spend time with […]

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, or with the grilled meats for $45, or entrees a la carte, so […]