My last blog post was August 1, so I thought maybe I should post a little something!
Our biggest adventure was certainly a trip to the Summer Olympics in London! Summer was the absolute BEST traveling partner I could ask for. We had the time of our lives! I am posting my favorite picture of the entire trip. (Yes, even though we saw all the sights and attended THREE Olympic events!) We were walking around downtown London on our first day, and suddenly Big Ben appeared in the distance. Summer had only seen Big Ben in photos or on television. She hadn't noticed it right away, so I said, "Summer, turn around." She turned and saw Big Ben for the first time in her life! The look on her face was priceless. I'm so glad I took a picture.
One of my dearest friends is English. Carolyn and I met at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre 20 years ago and have stayed close. In fact, Summer's middle name is Carolyn. Carolyn and Richard have a miracle baby named Beth, and we had the opportunity to get to know the little sweetheart during our stay.
We saw women's basketball semi-finals, rowing, and sailing finals. I must say that tickets to Olympic events are absolutely worth every penny. Yes, they are expensive, but the excitement is indescribable! In addition to the Olympic events, we had several opportunities to experience London (such as The London Eye and The Museum of Natural History), several days in Somerset (including a day in Bath), a hike to Durdle Door in Dorset (SO amazing), and three days in Wales. Wales was another huge highlight of our trip. We explored castle ruins, walked for hours along the breathtaking coastline (stood on a famous beach from the filming of Dr. Who!), and visited an ancient little church that contained the tomb of a knight and his lady. The sheer age of history in Europe opens one's eyes to the adolescence of America... Our country is so young. Summer and I have had some great conversations along those lines.
I'll try to blog more often. Thanks for sticking with me.