The kids were on spring break last week and we managed a short weekend getaway.
So many firsts this past weekend…
The first time we’ve been out of the Bay Area in over a year.
The first time we’ve been to Tulare County.
The first time we’ve stayed in a hotel in over a year.
The first time we’ve eaten out in over a year.
I have to admit being a bit anxious at a few points during the trip. While at the hotel, the staff were all masked and the place was very clean. But there were some guests who weren’t masked…And also at the national park, although they ask you to wear masks, there were still quite a few people who didn’t wear them. It made me realise that being in the Bay Area, where everyone wears a mask, it does make me so uncomfortable when I come across people who don’t. Especially when indoors!
The Absolute Book – Elizabeth Knox
The Promised Neverland – an anime available on Netflix
Nothing at the moment!
Eating and drinking:
Blueberry muffin and tea for breakfast
I ordered some groceries from Weee! to be delivered tomorrow. It includes pea sprouts (dou miao 豆苗) which I adore. From the photo on the app, I believe it’s the da dou miao or the more grown version of the pea sprouts. I believe they are snow pea sprouts? Anyway, one of my absolute favourite vegetables. Sweet, a little bit crunchy, and delicious when simply stir-fried. There are some photos on this Serious Eats page, if you’re curious. I’ll serve it maybe with some stir-fried soy sauce chicken and potatoes, and rice of course.
Also, last week I bought some lamb loin chops from Costco, and will try to cook that up. Maybe serve it with Brussels sprouts.
The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water – Zen Cho