Fourth of July was spent at my dad's house in Wisconsin, and days later I returned to California and prepared for this trip around the UK. I was asked to join Julie, her husband Dave, and Papa on their Summer 2017 Vacation! We've been in London for the past few days, and tomorrow we leave to board a cruise. A Cruise!! How amazing is this?
London is a very versatile city. I would love to live here sometime in my life, if only for a semester. There is a considerable amount of unique fashion on all the diverse people. I love the juxtaposition of the modern architecture with the centuries-old palaces and churches. I love (and mildly hate) the map of London, with its random, meandering streets (the complete opposite of New York). I feel corny to say this, but I also can appreciate being able to understand everyone. I feel like I'm a part of it.
Julie and Dave are the fanciest and funnest people to go on a vacation with. This already has been an absolute dream, and we have not even reached the cruise yet! I am so thankful and, honestly, in disbelief. I can't believe I'm out doing something again.
I'm feeling really grateful right now, and slowing becoming more prepared to face the future with courage and optimism. Travel is really good for the soul, I think.