In mid-October, I flew out to see Dan for a weekend. It was the first time I visited him by myself, and we had a great time exploring together.
Dan just got a new apartment, and he was looking for some plants to put it in, so we visited this super cute little greenhouse. Oh, and that poster? I really, really thought about buying it, but resisted the urge. Guess what he brought home for my birthday?
We hunted for some fall colors. The Michigan landscape did not disappoint.
Always fun to hang out with you, bro. Thanks for the fun weekend.
Right after Ecuador, my family took a road trip out to Michigan to camp with Dan. Here are a few of the weekend’s highlights.
Dirty feet at the end of a summer day means the day was a success. And pop and blow pops are the result of going to the gas station with Uncle Danny.
When you’re camping, but Michael Phelps is swimming in his last olympics…
They sure love Uncle Danny time
Lake Michigan – the ocean of the North
Two years ago today I was walking around Paris taking in all the sites the city would offer (and eating a pastry at every corner). My brother Dan and I had talked about going to Europe for years, and we finally decided to just do it. It was a good choice. The other day, I was doing some cleaning, and I came across a stack of postcards I had bought during our trip. I saw this great idea on Pinterest, to buy a postcard for everyday, and then write what you did that day on the back of it. I actually did it for most of the trip, and I’m so glad to have those memories to look back on! Enjoy a quick little recap of our trip across the pond!
We arrived in London late in the evening, and early the next morning, we took a train to Bath for a few days.
London was everything I imagined it would be. Everything is so old, the architecture is amazing, and there is so much color everywhere!
I’m so glad that we brought this photo of my grandparents with us and recreated it.
We took a quick day trip to Windsor and Oxford to see the castle and Tolkien’s home, respectively. We also ate dinner at the Eagle and the Child, which is where Tolkien and C.S. Lewis met to write.
221 B. Baker Street. I’m pretty sure it was all the Sherlock Holmes that we watched growing up that created the desire to go to London.
After England, we took the train to France for a whirlwind day and a half in Paris, and then to the Normandy Coast to see Omaha Beach.
Bayeux, France was one of my favorite stops on the trip. The allies liberated this little town after D-Day, and they have never forgotten.
After France, it was on to Iceland to finish out the trip. There is a harsh, rugged beauty about this country that is captivating.