While in Adams Morgan, I had some time to kill before my sister showed up after work. Decided to be super hipster (since it’s so hipster here so it makes sense) and go to a local coffee shop. Of course, I picked the most hipster one there was thanks to the fact that they sell vinyl records. I mean, can you get more hipster than that?!? The coffee and drinks at Songbyrd Cafe are pretty awesome though so I’m so glad I stopped in. What great way to spend some extra time waiting for my sister!

Read about our other DC adventures here: 1600 pennsylvaniathe pretzel bakerythe extra milethe supreme court the little beet hipster adams morgan

A capital photo adventure:

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My dad and my last adventure in San Diego during our stay-cation was visiting White Labs. What is White Labs, you ask? Well, I had the same question when its free lab tour showed up on a few lists of things to do in San Diego. It turns out that White Labs was created by this cool local Ph.D. due who really got into home brewing then decided that he could create some of his own strands of yeast in a chemistry lab. Now, they have over 800 different strands of yeast in their deep freezer. Some of the developed proprietorially for different brew houses. White Labs doesn’t just create yeasts for beers though. They also experiment with other alcohols as well as foods, too.

Their tasting room in San Diego is pretty neat because when you get a flight, all the beers on the flight are essentially the same, but brewed with different yeasts. This gives you a chance to try and pick out the differences that come simply from the yeast itself. What a neat concept!

A yeasty photo adventure:

Yesterday was the last day of the 2017-18 school year. Per my usual procedure, my class has our grand annual celebration on the second to last day of school. This includes giving out academic awards, a mini promotion ceremony, a portfolio showcase, and a chance to share our class reflection video with families. It’s been quite the bittersweet year because it’s been very hard, but quite rewarding as well. Normally, I only teach students in the kindergarten through second grade class, but due to a lack of teacher for the third through fifth grade class, we combined the two and I taught a kindergarten through fifth grade class for the past four months! Talk about ridiculous! It was great to get a chance to celebrate with families though. All the students were super excited!


Preparing


Smiling for the cameras!

I was in London for a number of days with my mom and sister. During that time, we were able to enjoy a number of delicious foods. Even though England is known as being the birthplace of non-descript boring food, we tried a number of delicious plates that were thoroughly enjoyed. Cream Tea was particularly enjoyable … as were the Tiki Masala options. Did you know Tiki Masala was actually invented in England?!? It’s not Indian at all!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks
England – bath’s abbey bath’s baths bath’s royal crescent bath’s eats bath’s pulteney bridge bath’s medieval sights mysterious stonehengesalisbury’s cathedral the queen’s calvary westminster cathedral’s stripes

An English photo adventure:

{england} bath’s eats

April 17, 2018

Each part of England seems to be known for a different type of food. In Bath, they are known for its Bath Buns and Sally Lunn Buns. Since I wasn’t in Bath very long, I didn’t have that much time to try out all the Bath food world has to offer, but I did get a chance to try a local pasty, drink some afternoon tea, and get a Sally Lunn Bun. Sally Lunn Buns are different than what you’re imaging. Well, they were for sure different than I imagined. While, yes, a type of bread-like brioche. They are giant! Most of the time you only get served half. They can also be topped with savory (like meats and gravy) or sweet (like jam and cream) toppings. Bath Buns, on the other hand, are smaller and usually stuffed with sweets like a lump or sugar or dried fruits. Yum!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks
England – bath’s abbey bath’s baths bath’s royal crescent

An English photo adventure: