I have been thoroughly enjoying the record breaking heat here in New England, with temperatures in the 80s, and its only mid-March! I enjoyed spending the last weekend with my family, and my beautiful wife, Marina, has been on spring break this week as well. This means lots of great home-cooked meals, walks, and just a better vibe at home, without the stress of schoolwork hanging on her shoulders.
We have been playing tennis lately, as she has taken it both beginner and intermediate classes at her school, and has taught me the basics as well. I just recently ordered a Babolat racquet from Ebay, although used I am happy to get a "tweener" racquet that I can use for at least a year or two!
I also have been able to pick up two great ties from Ebay, a Turnbull and Asser for $8 and a Vineyard Vines for $16, both bargains!
I enjoyed a few beverages this weekend. Blue Hills Brewery's American Bitter was pretty decent for $8.50/growler and the Sam Adams Spring Mixed 12 pack was solid, for the few offerings I had tried so far. The Mighty Oak was not my favorite, but certainly not terrible. I had my brother pick up a 750ml bottle of Bulleit Bourbon on his way back from New Hampshire for $25, saving $7 off the retail price here in MA/CT. I enjoyed this bourbon a lot, and I hope to continue tasting more great brown spirits!
Hiking up Tuckerman's Ravine at Mount Washington the weekend after this coming one, should be a good time!