london part two - goodbye europa8/27/2012
It may seem as though I've been on vacation indefinitely (which is certainly not true in my every day life) but the final post from my summer vacation is finally here! My favorite part of staying in London was that we rented a room from a generous Argentinean couple, hoping to avoid the whole clinical side of sleeping in a hotel. We had such lovely hosts who made us feel at home with humorous conversations, morning breakfasts, and letting us use their backyard garden. As was the theme in London - if only it hadn't rained!
Donald and I are big tennis fans so visiting Wimbledon was a no brainer for us. It's a little known fact about me since I dislike most sports, but I follow it closely and play from time to time. We stood on "Henman Hill" and ate strawberries with cream, as we had hoped to do!
On our last day we walked around forever, tasting everything in sight and stopping at Café Rouge, Pierre Hermé, Ladurée, and a local Belgian restaurant for my favorite raspberry beer. In retrospect, we managed to make it quite a Francophone affair! After one too many tube rides, it was time to head back to our little sanctuary and then happily return stateside- with Norway and Iceland still in our hearts. Before we left, I made an obligatory stop at Liberty where I saw even more British buntings and the gorgeous flower shop.
This post is aptly timed since my fall semester begins today- which means that summer is officially over (noooo). I've loved sharing my experiences with everyone these past few weeks and your wonderful comments were always great to read ♥. I put together a "where I've traveled" section on the blog that summarizes my past vacations, so that everything is in one place. Hope you all have a good week x