One year my husband of thirty years took me to Astoria for our anniversary celebration. We stayed at the beautiful Cannery Pier Hotel and enjoyed a most memorable dinner at the Silver Salmon restaurant. It just so happened that there was a fierce thunder and lightning storm that night with torrential rain. As we were enjoying our romantic candlelight dinner and the best glass of pear wine I’ve ever had, the electricity went out in the crowded restaurant. A hush came over the crowd as we all sat there in just the candlelight, dining on the exquisite fresh food that the kitchen kept producing even without the electricity. It was so beautiful and surreal, the most beautiful and romantic dinner memory I have.