Eating Our Way Through Two Countries!!


My daughter Katie and I set out on a rainy adventure through the top left corner of the U.S.A. to Canada on Tuesday. Just before we got to the border of the U.S.A. and Canada we stopped at the Blackberry House Cafe in Blaine. Friends of ours own the cafe and we wanted to check it out since we were in the neighborhood. What a great spot for some good eats and good coffee. We had a little visit and bought some fresh bread to take home. Make sure you stop by sometime at H street and 3rd!


Here are the owners and our yummy breakfast. Aaron is a pastry chef. Sorry the photo is a little blurry…

They let us across the border after a few questions as to our purpose for visiting the fine country of Canada. We told them we were visiting to go to lunch. They wanted to know where we planned to eat. We said “Stanley Park”. They wanted us to be more specific so we said, “The Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park”. That was the right answer so they let us proceed!


I think our food choices at the Teahouse Restaurant look like something you’d get served on Top Chef. Don’t let the name of this restaurant fool you. It’s not about the Tea here but it is about some very good food.

After lunch we spent some time at the Aquarium in Stanley Park and then enjoyed seeing some beautiful views under dry skies before we headed back to the Border.

When we got to the border we were asked some more questions to see if we were worthy to re-enter our country. They were concerned about agricultural products. They wanted to know where we ate, too. I’m wondering if the Border Patrol are compiling a book on most frequented eateries in Canada…


After all those questions about food we got hungry again and stopped at Taco Lobo in Bellingham. Lovella had given this spot a good review and she was right. We got there at 4:45 and ordered our food and as our food arrived the place filled up to overflowing.

If nothing else you can rest assured if you ever travel with us you won’t be hungry!!

And just for the curious if you have a smooth border crossing you can make it from my house to Vancouver in 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

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9 thoughts on “Eating Our Way Through Two Countries!!

  1. Good morning, Ellen! I didn’t know you are that close to Canada! I got a chuckle out of you speculating the border patrol agents compiling a “where to eat” book — you know, that’s a great idea!!!

  2. I think the border patrol must be trying to make their job more interesting! It’s got to be a stressful place to work!
    My brother was in Blaine this last weekend! I wonder where he ate?
    Stanley park is so beautiful…are there pictures coming?
    Have a good rest of the week!

  3. Wow…you sure know how to pick the best eateries! I’m thinking the name Taco Lobo is one I won’t forget soon…and I’ll be telling the border patrol interrogators that I’m heading there next time they want specifics. Only 2 1/2 hours from your northwest home to Canada? Why…we could meet for coffeee one of these fine days!

  4. Next time. ..we meet for lunch at Taco Lobo. . .okay? We can do that. I love hearing about your day . ..wet and dry and lots of good eats to make it memorable.

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