Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where I've Been

Hey, hey! I am back from vacation, whew, it was loads of fun. We took the boys to England and France for a couple of weeks. Niks mom is British and they were visiting London for a month so we took my mom and the family headed across the pond to join them. We were able to show the boys places that Nik had lived and played as a child. We all had a lot of fun. I took a ton of pictures but going back through them, they were all kind of the usual Big Ben, Eiffel Tower pictures. So I just picked out a few that might be a little different. 

Above is my favorite village in England, Shilton. It's super old, but really, everything is super old in England compared to the US. Shilton is beautiful and they have a dip. Dips amazes me, here's a picture below. That's a stream that flows over the road. Cars are suppossed to drive through the water. In the US they tell you how you should never drive through water and here they encourage it. While we were in Shilton for lunch, I did get to see a handful of cars drive though.

We visited Cuckney, England, where Niks family is from. Here's the pub/bed and breakfast where we always stay. We got to have a family gathering with some aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Not too far from Cuckney is a castle. We stomped around it for awhile as well.

Then we headed for Paris for a few days. It was a super quick trip, but I love France and can speak a bit of French from all of my high school and college French classes. If I was going to be that close I was going. We hoped on the Eurostar and went through the chunnel and were there in two hours. We hit all the tourists spots and showed the boys the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and more. But most of all, I ate my way through the city. Oh man do I love French food, the bread, the butter, the cheese, the pastries....I'm going to be spending some time on the exercise bike because of Paris.

 London was our home base for the trip so we spent a lot of time exploring the city.

Oh, and I bought a suitcase full of yarn! I'll show you pictures when I take some...I just couldn't resist the colors.

Have a great day!

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  1. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your pictures - brings back memories of my own experiences in England and France, Paris in particular! Looks like you had a great vacation!

  3. How neat. I have never been to any of those places. Would love to be able to do tha tone day.

  4. I love seeing these lovely pics of your trip, Jen! Thanks for sharing! While it's sad to see summer draw to a close....I love getting back into the fall routine.


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