Dinner at Bricco Saturday night with my wife reminded me once more of how incredible Chef Jason Viscount’s restaurant truly is. I enjoyed the Alaskan Koho Salmon with zucchini, lentil, cauliflower, and squash purée. Truly fabulous.
Sunday meant riding, specifically the Tour de Chocolate Town with Megan and Sam. The weather was truly spectacular, and the course fantastic. While the breaks and markings paled in comparison to the Covered Bridge in Lancaster, a ride through HersheyPark to start the day was a true treat.
The day begins with assembling my bike, a Trek 1.5.
Megan and Sam on Homestead Lane south of Hershey.
A view from the highest spot on the 33-mile ride looking out across Dauphin County.
At the end of the day, smiles all around.
On Wednesday, we held a company picnic at work. I had a chance to grill burgers and hot dogs with Mike Feeley and Paul Thomas in the first shift that day.
Friday night meant it was time for Leadership Harrisburg Area’s second annual Cornhole Tournament. Sal Marone and I played well enough to finish one match from the consolation finals, but most importantly, the organization raised more than $1,500 to support its mission. Well done.
Our team name for the tournament was Veggie Omelet With Ham. On Saturday morning, at breakfast with Kate at Diener’s, I had, wait for it, a veggie omelet with ham. And it was good.
Saturday afternoon, I traveled to Baltimore with Sal and took in the Orioles-Yankees game. After a brief rain delay, I got one final look at Derek Jeter before he retires from baseball at the end of the month.
While I had planned a 40-mile bike ride for myself on Sunday, that never happened. I snapped this shot of contrails on the back porch late tonight after a great dinner with the family. Using my phone’s panorama setting, I panned from about 30 degrees north of the horizon up to about 90 degrees, or straight overhead, for an unusual perspective.