Luke's Diner

Gilmore Girls – The Tour

Where you lead..I will follow…anywhere that you tell me to. Allow me to bring you along on a tour of the world of the Gilmore Girls.  I recently had the chance to tour the Warner Brothers Studio, and stand in the house occupied by Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. The back-lot studio tour is a must-do…

Orlando Mountain Bike Park

The Orlando Mountain Bike Park

If you love a bike adventure, or if you have kids that like to get dirty, let me turn you on to a little secret…the brand new Orlando Mountain Bike Park. Location: The park is located in Orlando’s Lake Druid Park.  This is the start (or end) of the Cady Way Trail.  The address: 899…

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

The Ritz-Carlton Spa in Orlando

There’s truly nothing like a spa day to re-energize and relax.  I have had many great massages in great resorts – but I have yet to find a similar experience the Ritz-Carlton Spa in Orlando. Not only are the spa services top-notch, but there is nothing that beats the “resort” pampering. When you first book…

The finished product!

The Great Kitchen Makeover

The lights. The damn piece-of-crap florescent kitchen lights. These lights have taunted me since the day we moved in. That was 11 years ago. It’s not even the lights that make me crazy. It’s the 80s bendy plastic that covered the P.O.S. lights. Basically, everything in the kitchen looked yellow. It was the worst place…

Food Across St. Louis!

My favorite part of traveling, exploring local food! St. Louis is super close to Chicago, but I’ve never been! I really enjoyed the city, it’s quite beautiful.  But who knew of all the crazy food?! I’m now obsessed with Fried Ravioli and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake.  And of course, real good barbecue!


O-Town MacDown coming soon to Kissimmee

ALL YOU CAN EAT MAC-AND CHEESE for $10 – and the money goes to charity? Yes it’s real.  Yes you can go.  And yes, it’s for a great cause. There are so many charity events – all for worthy causes – but this is one that stands out, and I really hope you attend!! Give…

Grotto Falls

Epic Summer of Adventure

I think it’s safe to say 2015 was a summer of adventure for the Cook Family. The summer started with us kayaking our way through the canals of Marco Island, and ended with us floating down a river on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  In between we’ve been biking, hiking, whitewater rafting and exploring great new…