|Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April 2010|
|I didn't even look at the menu . The plates rotate on the conveyor belts that winds through the restaurant, and I just picked what looked at me. Isn't it pretty?!|
Upon our arrival our first stop was for food. We let our daughter to choose where to go, and lucky for us Sushi Me place it was. We love fish and everything seafood, and miss having a good seafood in the South.
|Who can resist the famous Pacific Oysters? I couldn't, twice...|
|We couldn't resist this either, and 27 more plates! :)|
After we made our bellies happy, we drove 65 miles North to a small town Mount Vernon, famous for it's tulip festival and several breweries.
|I told you about the weather, so just ignore it and enjoy! |
This photo is from our trip to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April 2010.
Next day, while my husband was performing his best on the first interview, I went to a little town La Conner, one of my favorite getaway place.
Despite the rainy day (ignore the rain when in Pacific Northwest to enjoy your stay, really), I geared up for a little run: I needed to experience once again the mist in my face, beautiful 360 view, and air so fresh it made my lungs laugh! :)
|Rainbow Bridge, La Conner, WA. |
Legend has it that the new bridge was supposed to be painted in the usual grey/green color,
but someone decided to add some orange to the town's landscape.
Three miles later I treated myself to a cup of tea and a slice of delicious pie. I don't remember how crust tasted, but the filling was melting in my mouth, warming up me from inside out.
|I didn't take picture of the pie, but this is the cafe where I had it.|
I strolled along town's 1st Street, entering almost each open door on my way: museums, stores, until I burned all my pie calories and was hungry for lunch. Each time I am in La Conner, I always have lunch, or dinner, or just a pie at one of my favorite places there, at Waterfront Cafe.
|Mural at Waterfront Cafe (by Jerry Ragg)|
The place is small and casual, but famous for it's fresh seafood, clam chowder, and... a view at spectacular mural painted by Jerry Ragg complimented by a river side view.
|Clam Chowder - hearty New England style chowder. |
I loved it's silky texture with chunks of fresh clams and potatoes.
I ordered my favorites: clam chowder and Waterfront Cafe's signature dish Fish and Chips. It wasn't a rush time yet, so I enjoyed my food in quiet, immersed in a pleasant view.
|Fish and Chips, Waterfront Cafe's signature dish made with fresh Alaskan cod. |
I guess they shake off the breading before frying as it has just enough of it to make a crust, but doesn't leave you wandering what was it: fish in bread crumbs or bread crumbs with slight flavor of old fish.
Here it is definitely the most delicate fish enveloped in light crust.
|Here's whom I met along my run. |
This birds didn't even notice me or any other moving object like other runners, bikers and cars.
I left La Conner refreshed, re-energized, and emotionally re-charged. I was glad I was able to squeeze this de-tour in our hectic schedule.
|I didn't have my camera when I run, |
but this curious bird made me come back later to take it's photo...
P.S. All the meals were payed out of my own pocket.