Sunday, August 13, 2017

Food, Glorious Food: the Way the Moores Travel (by Jodi Moore)

We didn’t travel much when I was a child. Perhaps that’s why I have such a hunger to explore.

We decided early on to give our two sons a taste of adventure. 


Breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day, especially when shared with Tigger.

Thankfully, both my husband’s and my jobs offer travel opportunities on a regular basis. Although we can’t always travel together, it’s delicious when we can.

And while our family loves a good meal at our local Olive Garden, 


our rule for travel is simple: we try to stay away from chains and instead, enjoy the local “cuisine” of the area.

We’ve been blessed to share a few meals in other countries such as England:

Note: Yes, we’re eating pasta here. My hubby is a “pasta-tarian”, so we found him an Italian restaurant  in London one night. This is our Lady & Tramp pose, since that was our first movie. Don’t worry. I had bangers and mash the following evening.

A definite thrill was sampling food at one of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants!

Because the above son is in theater and was cast in Saturday Night Fever on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, we were able to visit him and enjoy amazing delicacies on the ship:

Yep...there's my pasta-tarian again.

…in Belize:

…in Puerto Rico:

…in St. Maarten:

…and in Mexico. Okay, that’s just Larry and Steve being silly, pretending to shovel coal into the oven, but there was a woman along the trail who made us scrumptious homemade tortillas!  

Of course, our travels in the U.S. never fail to whet our appetites. Hawaii has amazing tropical delights:

As well as Florida...Alex is silly too.

Wyoming was extra friendly and inviting:

Village Inn, Caspar, WY

And Omaha baked for us!
Wheatfield's, Omaha, NE

Sometimes our tastes run fancy:

Washington, D.C.

Other times, we want what the area’s famous for:

Matzo ball soup at the famous Katz's, NYC

Nathan's, Coney Island, NY

Serendipity, NYC
We’re ALWAYS up for a diner:

Daytona Beach, FL
Sand Castle Diner, NJ
Or a good slice of pizza:

Frank Pepe's, Norwalk, CT

Oops. Nothing to see here, folks.

So whether we’re traveling back in “times”...

Medieval Times, Orlando, FL
Or enjoying the sweetest spot on earth…

Hershey Park, Hershey, PA
 Our trips always leave us full...heart, soul and tummy.

 We're already looking forward to our next excursion. Join us!

 There's always a seat for you at our table.


  1. Love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Indeed. Our boys knew their restaurants before they knew their colors. ;-)

  3. Such a fun post! You sure made up for lost time with all the traveling you and the pasta-tarian do.

    1. Thanks, Janet. We love to travel. Admittedly, much of it is business-related, but we'll take it! ;-)