Back in the States!

Well, it’s been quite some time since I last posted and am happy to say I’ve reached home base and am back from my international holiday.  We Americans like to call our time off a “vacation” but I might need a vacation from my vacation.  I just adore how the Brits call it a holiday; just the way they speak makes things so quaint.  We left on June 19th and didn’t arrive back until yesterday, July 7th.  My parents accompanied us and led us through London for the first weed and then Meghan and I were off gallivanting across Great Britain through York, Edinburgh, Windemere and Oxford.

My mom spent an entire year in England during college and then she and my dad had moved back to England (Richmond area) for about 2.5-3 years when I was a baby.  That’s right folks, I had the privilege of living in England and don’t remember a single thing.  But, it was still neat to relive some of my parent’s memories on this trip 🙂 Since 2.5 weeks is quite a lot of time and I tend to take an excessive amount of photos, I can’t include everything.  Not that you’d really care either way, but I just love showing what sort of sites I came across.

Today I think I’ll share some of the highlights of London, tomorrow either cover treats and tea (because Tuesday has so much alliteration 🙂 ) and Wednesday is of course back on the FOOD bandwagon.  Let’s begin, shall we?

IMG_2086 IMG_2115 IMG_2121 IMG_2208 IMG_2228 IMG_2239 IMG_3563 IMG_2259 IMG_2277 IMG_8555 IMG_3762 IMG_3774 IMG_2379 IMG_2395 IMG_2415 IMG_2416 IMG_3611 IMG_2435Since our rental flat was just outside Lancaster Gate, we were able to have daily walks and runs in Hyde Park and Kennsington Gardens.  How lovely 🙂  IMG_2451 IMG_2477 IMG_8671 IMG_2596 IMG_2616A bit of Banksy’s work.  If you are curious about street art, check out “Exit Through the Giftshop” IMG_8640The Brits do love their Pimms, a lovely drink during the summer months and celebrated during Wimbledon.  IMG_2618 IMG_2619 IMG_2621 IMG_2629 IMG_3163 IMG_8750Another favorite is Strawberry + Cream and is found all over, especially at Wimbledon. IMG_2556 IMG_2517 IMG_3993 IMG_2544 IMG_2546 IMG_2547 IMG_8692

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


9 thoughts on “Back in the States!

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