National Harbor and Gaylord National Hotel

My cousins Sha and La brought me to National Harbor in Maryland. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors. National Harbor is a relatively new waterfront development on the shores of the Potomac River. It has hotels, residential condominiums, retail stores and a marina. McCormick & Schmick restaurant I couldn’t resist having this pictureContinue reading “National Harbor and Gaylord National Hotel”

The View from POV Roof Terrace

My cousin Sharon who works in DC wanted me to see the view from POV, a rooftop bar in W Hotel. I was to meet them there at 5:30 pm. After my super satisfying and filling lunch at Central I walked around the area and shopped a bit. I enjoyed the sights along the wayContinue reading “The View from POV Roof Terrace”

Trapper’s Smokehouse at Busch Gardens

There were several dining options at Busch Gardens. There was a buffet, Irish fare, British pub, Italian choices and many more. What lured us to Trapper’s Smokehouse was the wonderful aroma of smoked meats cooking right in front of the restaurant. The food was laid out cafeteria style and there were more than 2 linesContinue reading “Trapper’s Smokehouse at Busch Gardens”

Perth Day 10 – Bell Tower, Jade Restaurant, Valentino Restaurant

It’s our last day in Perth. We went to the last attraction in our list of place to go in Perth, the Bell Tower. The Bell Tower is like one huge musical instrument. The bells in the tower have a long history from 14th century England up to its final home in Perth. We caughtContinue reading “Perth Day 10 – Bell Tower, Jade Restaurant, Valentino Restaurant”

Perth Day 9 – Kings Park, Perth Mint & David Jones Food Hall

We went to Kings Park which is Perth’s most popular tourist attraction. There are many things to do and places to see in a park 400.6 hectares in size. We missed out on the free walking tour so we just walked around. map of Kings Park Chris took these beautiful pictures of trees and plantsContinue reading “Perth Day 9 – Kings Park, Perth Mint & David Jones Food Hall”

Margaret River to Perth Day 6 – Part 1 Mammoth Cave & Gnarabup Beach

Our last day in Margaret River was spent in Mammoth cave. Yey. Since we paid for a pass for all 3 caves we had to see Mammoth cave before we leave Margaret River. Mammoth cave is the only cave that uses MP3 audio headsets for a self-guided tour. Italicized text is from here. Mammoth isContinue reading “Margaret River to Perth Day 6 – Part 1 Mammoth Cave & Gnarabup Beach”

Margaret River Day 3 – Part 2 Lake Cave, The Berry Farm, Blue Ginger

I must be a sucker for pain and suffering. After Jewel cave we went to Lake cave. The good thing is no one told me how many steps there are in each cave. If they did I wouldn’t have punished my arthritic knees!Lake cave is the most beautiful and most painful. To go down toContinue reading “Margaret River Day 3 – Part 2 Lake Cave, The Berry Farm, Blue Ginger”

Margaret River Day 3 – Part 1 Sea Gardens, Jewel Cave

Day 3 starts off with the best breakfast we’ve had in Australia. It was a short drive from MR to Prevelly where Sea Gardens restaurant was located. view from the restaurant the beach looks so near The brekkie (breakfast in Aussie) wasn’t cheap but it sure was good and unique. We ordered 3 entrees andContinue reading “Margaret River Day 3 – Part 1 Sea Gardens, Jewel Cave”