Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August Bank Holiday, 2008

I have finally given in and I'm starting a blog - mostly because we are so far away from many of the people I love (hopefully this will make us feel closer), but also as a way for me to keep some record of our lives. So this is it...maybe someday I will catch up on the last 11 months we have been here in London, but for now I will start with last weekend.

We had all sorts of ideas about where we could go, but after 30 + calls to B&Bs with no space (I guess everyone in England goes away over the August Bank holiday - some shops near us have even closed for a couple weeks), we opted for a Marriott in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere in particular because it looked nice and had a pool. Turned out it was right near the Yorkshire Dales, York, Bolton Abbey rail station with Thomas the train and a bunch of other cool places. It also didn't hurt that it included a couple nights of meals in their amazing restaurant and room service breakfast.
Edison and Sophie on the train


Sophie loves saying, "running!!" while running so fast I think she hardly touches the ground...



Me crossing the river at Bolton Abbey - I went back and crossed in bare feet after I saw it was about 4 ft deep and some of the stones wobbled...



I love this one of Sophie...


My favorite street in York (and not just because it had a shop called "Chocolate Heaven")



Clifford's tower - York


6 comments:

Diana Hulme said...

glad you have a blog! :) the pictures are great!

Therese said...

this is great, erin. i'm glad you're doing this so on the days when we don't see eachother we can still keep in touch! love the title too. xo

Sue Buteau said...

The blog is a great idea for staying in touch with family, Erin! Yeah! I can't see all of your pictures. Do I need to do something here on my end?

Love you all,

Manah

Anna said...

Erin,
I love that picture of Sophie. Wish we were closer. I don't know if we have too much exciting to blog about but I could think about it. Our big news is that Justin is quitting "a real job" next Friday. Love you guys. Give the kids a big hug from all of us and you and Andy too.

Love,
Anna

Maginot said...

It will be so fun to see all of your adventures over their in Great Britain! Hopefully we can find some cheap flights and come visit!

Lindsay said...

you guys are fabo.. i'm so happy that you have a blog now, and i'm still telling myself that i am going to come visit sometime soon!