Vacation calories don’t count!

Why would my eldest daughter say this after I showed her this plate of temptations? Could it be that everything is better with bacon?

Bacon rolls

If you raise children a certain way, you shouldn’t be surprised how they turn out. “Eat up!” and a diet of nice meals builds an appreciation of food. Duh!

So, two weeks with an argumentative foodie daughter is my reward. What a joy! 👍🏽😊

When we went out, eating and drinking were never far from our minds. 

Pie Gourmet, Fairfax VA
Willard’s BBQ platter
RiRa lamb burger with goat cheese and onions, Georgetown, Washington DC

But, life has consequences and calories do count, just not yet. 

I’ve traded Jamaican warmth and sunshine for European attempts at constant sunshine with intermittent rain. ​

But, life goes on and bodies need sustenance. 

I like to try local things, so fish and chips will wait, while I try some Texas BBQ. A pint of Fuller’s will wait, while I taste some craft brews.

Ale sampler, Delirium restaurant, Leesburg VA

Was I joking when I said “Try a whale burger!”? Oh, my youngest didn’t believe me but believed her mother on this? Gweh! 😂Will we have to reach Lapland to try one? Well, there’s a road we can take. 

Who will pay and when will the price be paid for a ‘calories don’t count’ vacation? Not me and not today, I hope. 

I hear seagulls cawing, so no food is out at sea; inland they come. They’re not on vacation and calories do count. 👍🏽

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)

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