It's been almost two years since I visited my sister, Vanessa, in England during the summer (time, where have you gone?!). I thought I'd revisit some of the lovely places that I was lucky enough to experience during my short stay. It wasn't my first trip to England but it was wonderfully different from the usual London stops that I've made, since we primarily stayed in the countryside. She lives in a quiet (compared to Los Angeles) town in Northamptonshire so it was a refreshing change of pace for me. We did plenty of road-trippin' to nearby locales, like:
One of the highlights was spending a day in Oxford, where the streets were full of beautiful foliage and historical sights. Even though I never saw Jonny Greenwood randomly walking the streets (a lifelong dream) it was still a wonderful visit. We went to the University of Oxford's Botanic Garden to see lovely flower beds and enjoy the River Cherwell.
Proof that pink is always a good idea.
Milford on Sea
One day we drove South, to spend time in the New Forest. We made a quick stop in nearby Milford on Sea to see the ocean. I'm not used to rocks being on beaches instead of sand, so I was a complete mess when it came to walking on "the beach". Luckily I found an overlooking perch and tried to pay homage to Copenhagen's Little Mermaid.