Thursday, 28 April 2011

Ailleurs...


So... I have come back from the Pacific Northwest where I met and spent a wonderful day with MB of Small City Scenes in Stanwood though we did not go inside the saloon! I also had a bite to eat with Becky of Walla Walla Valley Daily Photo whilst in Walla Walla. The pâtisserie on South Colville St. is quite as excellent as she had told me. I was also to meet Meri in Tacoma, but finally and unfortunately couldn't make time for it.

Et me voici donc de retour de l'Etat de Washington sur la côte Ouest des USA. J'y ai rencontré MB de Small City Scenes of Stanwood à Stanwood même, mais pas au saloon ! J'ai également mangé un morceau avec Becky de Walla Walla Valley Daily Photo, la pâtisserie Colville Street est excellente ! Je devais enfin rencontrer Meri à Tacoma, mais cela ne n'est malheureusement pas fait.

33 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Aha! "Trading Places"! I certainly know where Walla Walla and Tacoma are. Washington State lies just south of my home province, British Columbia. Stanwood is just a day-trip from my home town of White Rock, BC.
So there I was in France while you were in the Pacific Northwest. Well, let me tell you all about Paris...
LOL
I love the photo from the Stanwood Hotel & Saloon. The Wild Wild West was really not too long ago.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Methinks you had waaaaaay too much fun! I hope you were able to set MB straight as to using a tripod for moon shots. She won't listen to me!

Oh, what's a Guinness? Just kidding!

Lorrie said...

You were just a few hours south of my home on Vancouver Island. I hope it wasn't too cold and rainy in our wet Pacific Northwest for you. I hear that France is enjoying unseasonably warm and sunny days!

ρομπερτ said...

How beautiful and nice life feels at these places.

Please have a good Thursday.

SRQ said...

That sounds like fun meeting your blogosphere friends in person. Hope you had a terrific vacation.

Woody said...

I'd say you had s great time. I like the old-fashion sign.

Thérèse said...

It means "busy, busy" that's what counts!

Bob Crowe said...

It seems we have some culture even in the high desert. Looking forward to my own blogger meet-ups later this summer.

Randy said...

Saw Becky's photo but she forgot to include that truck. Very interesting, not sure I would drive it. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

T. Becque said...

But the question is, did it compare to French patisseries?! It looks pretty good...

Small City Scenes said...

Fun fotos, Ciel. glad you got to meet up with Becky. MB

Dave said...

Did you wear your cowboy boots? Love the tomato truck.

cieldequimper said...

@ Randy: it is actually my photo.

Bergson said...

tu deviens une daily photographe internationalement connue

Cergie said...

Désolée mais la musique royale dénote un peu avec ce message
:)
Avoir des bonnes adresses pour se sustenter c'est déjà une bonne façon d'apréhender un pays de l'intérieur, rencontrer des autochtones amis en est une seconde excellente...

Francisca said...

Ah, so you were in the PNW... nice. Was the weather kind to you? And it's always fun to hear about blogger meets. I'm guessing I'm a few decades older than you; the jet-lag didn't start getting to me until about five years ago, and before then I was boarding over 50 planes a year! I find one thing that helps is stay up the night before a morning departure and drink a ton of water on the flight. :-D

Malyss said...

Chouette! j'aime bien quan tu nous emmenes voyager, surtout dans ce genre de coin!

Tu vas mieux?..

VP said...

Lovely post, nice meetings!

Cezar and Léia said...

Long way from home, hope you enjoyed!
God bless you!
Cezar

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Halcyon said...

How lucky you are to meet up with so many bloggers. :)

Love this cute sign. Next time, you'll have to take a peek inside.

Clueless in Boston said...

Cool, you post American pictures today and I post European pictures. I'm still jet lagged too and got into work too early today :)

Magpie said...

What fun and how lucky for all of you! What an amazingly small world we really live in. :)

Becky said...

Yes, I stole Ciel's photo (okay, no, she sent it to me, but I terribly did not remember to give her credit for the picture), and it was a lot of fun to see her again.

Also, the tomato truck is that belonging to the owner of the shop next door to the Patisserie: The Garden. It's a vegan restaurant that makes DELICIOUS food; Perhaps Ciel and I can try THAT next time she's here!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Clueless and I were traveling in France while you were traveling in the US... Isn't it great to meet people that you already know from blogging! Glad to see that you found a pâtisserie!

Bises,
G

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Well, I missed Kay saying that she was in France, too! We should have gotten together!

G

brattcat said...

If your time in the US was even half as wonderful as my time in France then you are still walking on air. How funny that we crossed the ocean in opposite directions as we journeyed to each other's countries. I would have been quite sad if you'd come to New England whilst I was in Menton. I'm glad you explored the Pacific Northwest instead.

Loree said...

That's so nice to meet some blogging friends. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Birdman said...

A saloon! Now you're talkin'. hahahaha

Jack said...

It seems like a good visit. You guys are going giddy with all of the meet-ups! Hartford is a nice place to visit . . .

JM said...

What a great hotel sign!

Kaori said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! It's always fun to meet up with people! ;D

Stephanie said...

I hope you are feeling better! Jet lag can really take its toll. I am so glad you had the opportunity to travel to the PNW. It's one of my favorite places. Both my cousins went to the university in Walla Walla, and they now live in Seattle. I hope to move there one day. Feel better =)