Palm Springs

Sunday, December 10, 2017
My friend Christina turned 40 and for her birthday, she rented a gorgeous house in Palm Springs for a weekend. It was such a wonderful mini-vacation! It was warm enough to lay out by the pool on Saturday.
Per il compleanno di una amica, ha preso in affitto una casa a Palm Springs. Era una casa grande e molto bella con una piscina perfetta! Sabato era caldo abbastanza per andare a fare un tuffo!


Then, we headed up to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram for a walk and view. The temperature difference from the base to the top is crazy - at least 20 degrees cooler!
Poi, siamo andati in alto per una vista e a fare una passeggiata. In alto, ci sono almeno 10 gradi in meno!





Palm Springs!










Palm Springs is the perfect place for a quick getaway!
Palm Springs e' perfetto per un weekend lungo!

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving seems like it was yesterday, and yet, it was 3 weeks ago! I started off the season right by decorating the apartment for the holidays.
Thanksgiving sembra che era ieri, pero' sono gia' tre settimana! Ho cominciato la settimana di ferie a mettere su tutte le decorazioni di natale.



Then baking! I made two pies - Butterscotch pie with Whiskey Caramel Sauce and a Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie. Both made from scratch and both turned out great!
Poi a cucinare! Ho fatto due torte - una di mele e una di caramello (zucchero). Ho fatto anche le croste e sono venute molto buone.




Roasted Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

The set-up

For Thanksgiving, Jay and Laura flew in from Denver and I invited two friends that I play kickball with to join us. It was a day full of wonderful conversation, food, and drink.
Per Thanksgiving, Jay e Laura sono venuti da Denver e poi ho invitato due amici con cui gioco a kickball. Ci siamo divertiti molto!

Laura using a ricer for the first time to make the most delicious mashed potatoes ever

Antipasti!

Turkey!

Corn casserole and mashed potatoes

Butternut squash and dressing

The full spread!

Dessert!

Coronado


Vegas

Ballast Point

Vegas!

Museum of Ice Cream

Monday, November 20, 2017
Have you heard about the Museum of Ice Cream? If not, look it up. You'll see thousands of pictures of sprinkles. I had seen it on various social media and knew I needed to make it there! I saw that they were extending their tickets and was able to snag two tickets for the Monday after the wedding. This was perfect because it meant I could come with my mom.
Hai sentito parlare del museo del gelato? Sicuramente avrai visto delle foto su Facebook, Instagram, o Twitter con tante sprinkles. Io l'avevo visto e ci volevo andare a tutti costi! Sono riuscita a prendere due biglietti per il lunedi' dopo il matrimonio. La giornata era perfetta perche' c'era anche mia mamma.

This is the waiting area where you wait to line up. Your ticket is for a specific time and you can only get in line once your time has been called. Then, they let you in in groups of about 10.
Questo spazio e' dove aspetti per entrare. Il tuo biglietto e' per un certo orario e ti puoi solo mettere in fila quando chiamano il tuo orario. Poi, ti lasciano entrare poco alla volta.




First stop: Dove Chocolate. Each room had its own treat.
Prima fermata: cioccolato. Ogni stanza aveva un dolce diverso.





Vanilla sherbet with pop rocks and sprinkles

Banana room!




The Mint Room
Treat: mochi mint-chocolate chip ice cream


The popsicle room smelled like popsicles. It was odd.
In questa stanza, c'era il profumo di popsicle. Era strano.


Gummy bears!





Now, the main event. This is truly the main reason I wanted to come visit - the Sprinkle Pool. They created a pool. Filled with (plastic) sprinkles. It was everything you think it would be. Amazing.
Adesso il motivo principale per cui volevo venire. Hanno fatto una piscina piena di sprinkles. Era fantastica.







Mom didn't want to get in, but I made her. She loved it.








The last room had a cone with their vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Quando entravi nel ultima stanza, ti hanno dato un cono di gelato.





(C) Giulia Longo 2013. Powered by Blogger.
All pictures and content are my own unless stated otherwise. Please do not use my pictures without my prior approval. Thank you!
Back to Top