There’s a 3-mile uphill gravel road between the freeway and Samish Overlook. With a low clearance vehicle, we drove very carefully . Continue reading “Hiking: Oyster Dome”
“No human architect ever designed such intricate fountains as these.
Artist point offers one of the most photographed views in Yellowstone.
Both the upper and lower decks were awash with tour groups and of course everybody wanted to take a picture of themselves in front of this iconic view, sans others. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone Falls & a Bear”
Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest and most dynamic thermal area in the park. It is also the location of the world’s tallest active geyser. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Norris Geyser Basin”
Picnic On Third
This restaurant has a sizable lunch crowd: some dine-ins, mostly take-outs. Continue reading “Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Lunch)”
When we arrived at the Progress, people were queuing up next door, at the State Bird Provisions, that is. We love that restaurant – known for their Californian-style dim sums. It was a little hard to get into, so we thought this time around we would try something different.
The Progress – also a Michelin one star restaurant – is from the same creative culinary team behind State Bird Provisions. And the food did not disappoint. Continue reading “Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Dinner)”
Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2). To make the most of it in four and half days seems ambitious. It is nonetheless doable with the help of a knowledgeable National Park ranger. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Artist Paint Pots”
The area was strewn with pungent rotten egg smell.
“It’s good for your health” – my friend remarked as we were getting out of the car.
Oh good. Inhale…exhale. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Mud Volcano”
Washington State governor declared a state of emergency last Saturday. With the forest fire spreading across the region and ashes falling from the sky, this has certainly been a VERY unusual summer!
On a separate note, in mid-July – before all the craziness – my friend and I made a food-themed day trip to Vashon Island.