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BC, Canada (South Okanagan) “Terrafina at Hester Creek Winery”

IMG_1307Let me introduce you to Jenny our adorable server.  She had the sweetest and kindest personality.  We appreciated her knowledge and direction when it came to the menu and I am happy to say we LOVED every single thing we ordered!

OVERALL RATING: Food 10  Ambience 10  Service 10  Value for Your Money 10  Continue reading “BC, Canada (South Okanagan) “Terrafina at Hester Creek Winery””

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Osoyoos, BC, Canada “The Restaurant at Watermark”


Meet the beautiful Jessica!  She was our amazing waitress.  She had the most beautiful Australian Accent and was as nice as she was pretty.  We really enjoyed her personality and her excellent service.  She was super attentive and gave us good recommendations. She took fabulous care of us throughout the entire meal. 

MY OVERALL RATING: 8+9 FOOD 8+ SERVICE 10 AMBIENCE 9 VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY 9  Continue reading “Osoyoos, BC, Canada “The Restaurant at Watermark””

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Bothell, WA “Hilton Garden Inn Bar & Restaurant”


This is Monica!  We love her and I just had to give a shout out to her!! As the story goes, we met her last year when we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and then, in that same trip, on our way back we decided to stay there again (versus another town) because we wanted to see her.  So on August 26, 2018 we planned to stay at this hotel again just hoping we would see her again.  Monica is one of those people that you just want to hang around.  She is always happy, attentive and social no matter if the bar is slow with only 2 people or it’s full.  She makes you feel like a million bucks when you’re in her presence.  There is just something about her. She is a special, one of a kind person.  (I wouldn’t normally write about the Hilton Garden Inn, one of our regular chain hotels when traveling) but I had to in this case. I just couldn’t pass it up. Continue reading “Bothell, WA “Hilton Garden Inn Bar & Restaurant””

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Corvallis, OR “del Alma Restaurant and Bar”


IMG_1233WOW! In a nutshell, WOW!  This is a place that I am excited to write about. Let me introduce you to Eva our Bartender. She was fantastic!  To work at a place like “del Alma” you really have to know your stuff. Because Eva is in the role of Bartender, the face of the restaurant, I know for certain, that she is the best of the best!  For her to know how to make all of their specialty-craft cocktails, as well as have the knowledge and expertise of such an extensive menu, you have to be at the top of your game and Eva was! Simply put, her knowledge, demeanor, passion towards the food and where she worked showed through our entire experience.  She guided us through the menu and we took her recommendations throughout.  You are going to like this one!

OVERALL RATING: 10+          

SSERVICE: 10+   FOOD: 10+  AMBIENCE 10+ VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY: 10+ Continue reading “Corvallis, OR “del Alma Restaurant and Bar””

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Portland, OR “McCormick and Schmick’s”, Harborside at the Marina


This was our OUTSTANDING Waitress. Her name is Laura.  She has been with the company for quite some time. I am going to go “over the top” a little here in saying that she was absolutely, positively, outstanding and had the most beautiful demeanor.  She was excellent from the minute she approached the table. She was professional, personable, helpful and she made you feel like she “wanted” you there, like you were “valued” and “important”.   Continue reading “Portland, OR “McCormick and Schmick’s”, Harborside at the Marina”