Zip’s Drive In – Spokane Valley, Washington

It’s not a strange thing for us to pull over and eat something amazing, and this time we stopped at Zip’s, which is a local drive-in chain offering delicious and massive burgers!

We weren’t here for a long time, but I opted for a pretty big and AMAZING burger, with my favourite, a Strawberry Milkshake that was rich and thick and creamy – just the way I know them to be. My burger was Belly Buster Burger, with bacon, ham, beef patty and some veg. It was amazing and very filling!!

Overall, it was a very retro space, and the place felt greasy. I felt greasy after the food, but I ate it all and pretty much passed out when we got to the hotel to call it a night!


6525 E Broadway Ave,
Spokane Valley, WA

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar – Seattle, Washington

We took a daytrip to Seattle, Washington just to walk around the Pike Place market and try to eat at the chowder place. We didn’t make it there as the wait time was ridiculous! We walked a few blocks and found ourselves at The Fisherman’s Restaurant which is located right on the pier. It’s got a lot of dining space so the wait wasn’t bad at all.

Once we sat down, we felt like we wanted to enjoy as much seafood as possible. I absolutely love a good Clam Chowder so I felt like we had to try it from here. We really can’t get closer to the water here than this, and I’m glad we did try this amazing soup! They had a generous amount of hearty clams, tender vegetables and sweet cream

For lunch, we shared a platter and this platter was called Crab Boil! What an amazing experience this was! This Crab Boil consists of snow crab, king crab, dungeness crab with some corn and potatoes. The portion was huge and it was a good idea we ordered this to share. Everything was so fresh and the shell of the crab cracked like a rock! Super strong and brittle. All the crab was sweet and delicious!

This lunch location was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone! It was fun, messy and delicious!

Fishermans’s Restaurant

Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way,
Seattle, Washington
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Iron Skillet – Spokane, WA

During our road trip, we stopped at a truck stop and decided to eat at Iron Skillet where we give nothing but positive reviews from our experience! We got some gas and parked in the parking lot to enjoy a quick dinner!

I ordered an odd drink, but it was delicious! It was their Strawberry Lemonade and it was a refreshing drink with fresh berries in it! It hit the spot perfectly as I probably needed some sugar after such a long drive.

I ordered something I figured I would love, their Meatloaf Mash Bowl which consisted of a few of my favourite things: meatloaf, corn, mashed potatoes & gravy! When it got here, it was as awesome as hoped! The meatloaf was flavourful, soft, tender and juicy. Mixed with the sweet corn, mashed potatoes and gravy – it was the best meal I’ve had in awhile!

My meal was not the only awesome one! My husband ordered their Corn Beef Hash Skillet which he loved as much as I loved my dinner. It had the shredded potato hashbrown which my husband loves with corn beef! His skillet was topped with eggs and cheese – it was the perfect combination!

As weird as this sounds, we’ll be back here next time we drive by, or perhaps a different Iron Skillet location. We’ve never heard of this chain, but we’ve experienced it and we’re not going back!

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Iron Skillet

10506 West Aero Road
Spokane, WA 99224

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Everett, WA

We drove down to the states one weekend and made our way to Seattle, Washington. We had an overnight stay at Holiday Inn Express in Everett, just north of Seattle, but basically right there!

We checked into our standard room with a King bed and it was a decent hotel! A little run down but still very nice. The location was fantastic as it was just off the freeway! The bed in the hotel was large and comfortable.

The bathroom oddly I didn’t take a picture of, but you can see it in the room walk-through clip. They used Bath & Body work bathroom amenities which was extremely nice. Of course it left a great scent! The bath room was a good sized bathroom as well. The living area wasn’t bad in size either. The room had it’s own seating area, a vanity desk and a little kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and of course a kettle.

The hotel was great stop and just minutes to Seattle and if you go straight up the freeway, it will take you to the Canada/US border.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Everett

131 128th St SW, Everett, WA
United States