Feb 17, 2014

Getting out of the city

This photo is about 15 months old, but I couldn't be happier to have stumbled upon it while looking for other photos tonight. WHO STOLE MY FAT CHUBBY BABY AND PLEASE GIVE HIM BACK TO ME. Ugh, time is such a thief.

It also makes me miss our besties, the Hamills, who took the photo and were our partners in crime on this weekend freezing camping trip in the Shenandoah's. You know - the one where Henry slept in the car in his carseat because it was too cold for him to be outside? Didn't really think that one through other than - but, the memories!

I keep thinking we need to wait for the Spring to come to get outside and explore the greener parts of England, but after a whirlwind trip to Paris last week, I think Mark and I are both feeling the need to get out of the city already and be at one with nature. The closest I've come to nature recently was when I opened my door the other night to take the trash out and a fox was at the bottom of our steps. We stared at each other for about 10 seconds, until someone walking down the street scared him away. I was completely frozen, holding my carton of food waste, knowing that the fox would probably want to eat some of it - should I give it to him? Will he attack me before I can finish this thought? He didn't seem scared at all, or maybe he was just wondering when I was going to give him the food in my hands already. Anyway, if the closest I've come to nature in the past 5 months is an urban fox at my doorstep, it's time to hop on a train to a far off place. I'm thinking Cornwall...the Lake District (I really want to explore Beatrix Potter's former writing inspiration)...where else?! My UK travel pinterest board awaits...


hanner said...

awww... that was such a fun trip. one time robbie and i went camping in moab in august and the other couple we were with ended up sleeping in their car because it was too hot. can't decide which is worse.

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caitymay said...

I have some UK travel suggestions for you!

1) Cornwall & Devon - beautiful beaches, winding English lanes, blue seas, cream teas

2) the Cotswolds - tiny chocolate box villages, winding streams, cute countryside

3) Wales - all of it! but in particular the stunning beaches of the Gower and West Wales (Tenby, Saundersfoot, St Davids)

4) The Scottish highlands -just spectacular

5) Bristol - a really bohemian city close to my heart (my current location!), with tons of interesting festivals in the summer, cool sights to see (Clifton Suspension Bridge being one of them), great local food and friendly people. also conveniently near Cheddar, Stonehenge, etc

6) Brighton - another bohemian city, this time with a typical British seaside! incredible food, great vintage/thrift shopping too

Have fun exploring our lovely little island!