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Wong Fu Productions/YouTube

I used to mentally roll my eyes anytime I saw someone Instagram their food. But during a trip last week to Williamsburg, VA to hang out with the Cool Grandparents, I fell hard into the habit.

I worked everyday while the family checked out the historical to-dos and goings-on around Williamsburg. The only tourism I engaged in was going out for a meal or two – and I Instagrammed. Even worse, instead of making it to a Yelp-approved local restaurant, we took a last-second turn into the parking lot of…don’t judge…Golden Corral. [-5 cool points] I guess you could say the Corral roped us in. (Har!)  Continue reading

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It’s 19º degrees in New York City! BRR! But we’re making do in the 50s right now in Florida, looking at a Christmas high of 75. I sent Cool Mum and the Bros down on a plane last week, and then made the solo drive from NYC to Florida last weekend.

Highlights of the 20-plus hours on the road included stopping for lunch at a popular roast beef place outside of Baltimore and having lunch with the guy I asked a recommendation from. And then I made a waffle at the motel’s breakfast bar for some fellow New Yorkers making the drive. And then there was the time I stopped at Zaxby’s as a welcome meal to the South. Basically I’m food-obsessed.

Which will make this an excellent Christmas as we split meals between the two sets of Cool Grandparents.

Here’s wishing a Merry and Blessed Christmas to all Cool Readers, every one!

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Cool Boy getting his exercise over the Arkansas River.

Once upon a time, we took a road trip that put 3,000 miles on our loyal car over the course of 20 days. That was over a month ago and I need to finish blogging about it so we can all move on with our lives. This story ends NOW. Or at least after I get in a few hundred words.

After upending the sleeping arrangements at my friend Trey’s house for a few nights, we headed south to mythical Austin. I say ‘mythical’ because it’s a promised land of sorts among some friends in New York, a more affordable Brooklyn sans blizzards and crowded, delayed subway trains.  Continue reading