Lately, Summer edition

7 Jul

I am at a loss. Vacation has been over for a week now, and I just can’t seem to get back into the swing of things. It would seem I just had TOO much fun in the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle, Victoria, and the great beyond– ALASKA!

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If you find yourself there any time soon, here’s my advice:

1. Supercharge your camera. It’s stunning!

2. Let’s talk food. We spent a week on a cruise ship with an abundance of food, but left to our own devices, here’s how we did:

  • Ivar’s: it’s a Seattle classic. Order fish and chips, then feed a few to the seagulls (or don’t). For a snack, grab a bag of calamari for $1.79.

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  • Pike’s Brewery: Located smack dab in the middle of Pike’s Market, it’s the perfect relief from a rainy day in Seattle (which it was), and full of tasty brews. My favorite was the Clam Digger.

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  • Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel: Victoria, BC has a fantastic old British feel, and there is nothing better than an afternoon of finger sandwiches, scones and tiny treats. We at ECB fully endorse. Oh, and they also have tea!

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  • Virginia Inn: The perfect cap off to our vacation before actually heading back to old Virginny. This place had great local beers, and the moules frites were just perfect.

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In summation, I’m still here! And I can’t wait to share some new recipes in the works after a fantastic few weeks away. Cheers to summer! xo

 

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3 Responses to “Lately, Summer edition”

  1. Erin Elizabeth July 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Just wanted to share my hiliarious blog with a fellow traveler. Hope you enjoy mine as much as I have enjoyed yours.
    http://www.atruetalltale.wordpress.com

  2. baileybunch3 July 8, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Dear Jacqueline,
    You have captured the essence of a truly wonderful vacation. It can certainly be said that we “ate, drank and made merry!” Thank you for this beautiful synopsis of a great adventure! Holiday road!!

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