Adventure, Food, photography

Postcard: Vancouver Island

When we lived in Vancouver, we embarked on a few weekend getaways to Vancouver Island. We would take a spacious ferry across the Georgia Strait, then drive to a house rental on the shore. The first time we arrived at this house, it was in the dark of night. The front gate was obscured from… Continue reading Postcard: Vancouver Island

Taylor shellfish farms oysters
Adventure, Food

Restaurant Recommendation: Taylor Shellfish Farms Oyster Bar, Seattle, WA

The last stop of our West Coast trip was Seattle, Washington. Oysters were at the top of my mind in this seafood town. The best place we had oysters was at a Taylor Shellfish Farms Oyster Bar. We walked to the Melrose location from our hotel and were glad to see that the restaurant is… Continue reading Restaurant Recommendation: Taylor Shellfish Farms Oyster Bar, Seattle, WA

Adventure, Art, Food

Lyon Hall

We spent about two weeks in the Washington, D.C., metro area after the Keys as part of the transition to our new post. We stayed at a lovely apartment building in Clarendon, Virginia, which was close to several good restaurants. One of our favorites became Lyon Hall, which serves American bistro fare. Monday is dollar-oyster… Continue reading Lyon Hall