joel enjoying an old(ish) building - the liverpool museum
We have survived a 16 day trip to
What an amazing trip it was! 3 major locations in England, more visits with more people than it is possible to list, some wonderful memories, some moments of pure joy, inclusion of a very special wedding, visits to great-grandparents, beach, playgrounds, city, country, all major supermarkets, youth events, 2 wonderful churches, old friends, new children, and some of the most divine food you can ever imagine.
And do you know what's just totally weird .. we didn't visit a single pub! Stage of life has some influence of course, and who would seriously let Joel drink beer, come on! The fact that neither of us drink is a factor too. However is it actually a legitimate trip to England without crossing the threshold of a single hostelry? I feel totally embarrassed to admit it to the world, and am surprised they didn't challenge us at Heathrow on the way out. "How many times did you visit a pub sir? None? Are you serious? What gives you the right to leave the country, get out there and quaff a jar of real ale now you southern pooffter." If you are Canadian, you have absolutely NO understanding of what I've just written. Sorry about that :)
A wonderful trip, and now .. nice to be home .. at least it will be, once we're fully back in mind body and spirit!