Travels Through a Life

This is a blog about living life the way I want to live it.

Great restaurants, good food and travel to interesting places.

Great restaurants like Hank’s Oyster Bar, serving plump, juicy, delicious oysters on Capitol Hill and now two other locations in Washington, D.C.

Good food and drink that I create in my  kitchen, like the slow-cooked pork ribs with a dry rub and sauce that I created when I just couldn’t wait for the Fourth of July.

Interesting places to visit, like the quaint community of Placerville, CA, where the discovery of gold was the driver for California statehood.

And now the second of the Trent Marshall/Darcey Anderson series of novels, Neighbors and Other Strangers, is available at Amazon!    Trent and Darcey share danger and adventure with their new friends, Christopher Booth and Nancy Patrick, both San Francisco Bay area homicide detectives.

Don’t forget to take a look at Trent and Darcey’s first adventure, The Empty Mint Mystery, available now!  And visit me at

You’ll find no bad reviews at this site.  My purpose is to let the reader know about great restaurants, good food, and interesting places I have experienced.  I have no desire to criticize those who don’t come up to acceptable standards.  They’re trying to make a living just like the rest of us.

I hope you enjoy the restaurants, recipes and often fascinating places I write about as much as I do.  

Gordon Parker