Iced Brown Sugar Vanilla Latte
- Add 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar
- Add 1 teaspoon vanilla syrup
- Add 1 shot of espresso
- Froth it with a frothed for 30 seconds
- Add five ice cubes
- Add ½ cup milk
- Enjoy the mix of coffee and brown sugar
Iced Brown Sugar Vanilla Latte
Currently reading: Path of Vengeance by Cavan Scott 📚 Finished up the latest phase of the High Republic series
I spent a good part of yesterday playing Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There are a lot of similarities with its predecessor including its ability to suck me in for really long stretches of time.
Recreated the pizza pot pie I had a couple weeks ago in Chicago. It turned out surprisingly well.
Walked in the woods for Mother’s Day
Last weekend, my wife and I went on a weekend getaway to Chicago and had a fantastic time. I think it was the first time we went on a flight somewhere without the kids since our trip to Iceland back in 2014. We flew Southwest out of Manchester, NH on Friday night and landed at Chicago Midway around 8:30. On the ride to the hotel, I ordered my first pizza of the weekend from Giordano’s. It took about an hour for it to get delivered to the hotel, but it was really good.
In the morning we woke up and went out for breakfast at Goddess and the baker. I had a cinnamon roll cruffin and had a hard time figuring out whether to use a fork and knife or just use my hands.
We checked out Cloud Gate sculpture, aka the Bean
I had another slice of pizza from the The Art of Pizza
Next we went to the Field Museum
Wandered by the waterfront before dinner.
Had an amazing tapas dinner at Mercat
The capstone of the visit was checking out the famous Pizza Pot Pie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company
Another highlight was seeing riding bikes along the lakefront using Divvy rental bikes.
Fantastic day in Chicago! Pizza, museums, tapas, lots of walking and ice cream.
Weekend getaway to Chicago. I am very excited to finally have the deep dish pizza.
My drone photos from the recent news article about the Old Man league saving the baseball field.
I still have blisters from this work, but the field looks great and my drone photo is in the newspaper. Old Man league rescues Merrimac baseball field - Local News - newburyportnews.com
My 2022/2023 ski season just came to an end with a fantastic final weekend at Sunday River. Thanks to the Slopes app I track my activity. I skied 501 runs across 26 days and reached a top speed of 56.6 MPH. Here is a video I put together for the Last Ski Weekend
Finished reading: Star Wars: Cataclysm (The High Republic) by Lydia Kang 📚
Another fantastic March ski weekend at Sunday River. The 4-6 inches of new snow was just enough to make the woods covered again.
Another beautiful weekend of skiing
Just completed a fun experiment where I wrote a little Swift code to decipher some of the Fortnite Cipher Quests. It probably took longer to write the code than to do it manually, but it was great learning some basic Swift. You can see my code at Fortnite Cipher Gist
I love the “Made for You” playlists in Apple Music they have helped me find great new music and also rediscover old favorite songs. I just don’t understand why it always takes 15-20 seconds for it to do the weekly update when you tap on the list on or after its update day.
Finished reading: Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha (The High Republic) by George Mann 📚 it was weird reading an audiobook script but I eventually adapted and enjoyed his book.
It was an epic ski day on Thursday.
Gorgeous day in the mountains
Icy ski day followed by Apres Glow lighted tour
It was just warm enough to sit along the river and do a little thinking about all the things while listening to the Skellig album by David Gray
For three years now I have been walking along the river every weekday and often see this heron. The cold weather over the weekend had me worried about it, but I am happy to report it was back this morning enjoying the “warm” sun in one of its favorite fishing and resting spots.
Ice on the Merrimack river as seen from above
Making the most of this cold snap