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fall food nyc

jollibee (woodside, queens) we ordered: an aloha burger (slice of pineapple in the burger), lumpia shanghai (little egg rolls), two orders of spaghetti, chicken joy (fried chicken with rice and gravy), ube shake (purple yam with tapioca pearls), and one halo-halo (best filipino dessert ever). the chicken joy was yum! halo-halo had two scoops of…

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catskills weekend

we visited our friends in the catskill mountains in mid-september. it was a quick, overnight trip, but lovely to see the leaves just starting to change color. the electricity went out during the storm that came through, but it added to the fun with lit candles and snuggling in sleeping bags. the next day we…

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labor day weekend: colonial williamsburg, va

we met up with our cousins in maryland and drove down to williamsburg, va. we had a scenic drive across bridges and water. we also hit holiday weekend traffic which unfortunately made the drive much longer, but we survived. we stayed at the woodlands hotel in colonial williamsburg. we arrived after dark which made it…

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another summer road trip: stowe, vt

just when we recovered from our big road trip, the kids and i prepared for the drive to our friends in stowe, vt. this was a big deal for me since i never drive on the east coast. it was a seven hour drive with just me and the kids. we stopped at the yankee…

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road trip: cincinnati, oh

our drive continued from gatlinburg, tn to cinncinatti, oh. we stopped for lunch in lexington, ky at The Local Taco near the university of kentucky and then we drove on. we rolled into covington, ky hitting late afternoon friday traffic. i was slow on the hotel arrangements so i couldn’t get the hotel i wanted…

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road trip: gatlinburg, tn

the summer road trip continued. the drive from charlottesville, va to gatlinburg, tn was six hours. we made it to gatlinburg without getting lost : ) we stayed at Smoky Bear Campground in the teddy bear cabin. it was thankfully not in the hubub of gatlinburg. it was tucked away off route 321. there were…