Time has run away from us the last few weeks. We’ve obviously been having too much fun! It’s early morning at LAX and we have a couple of hours before our flight to the East Coast so it’s a good time to grab a coffee, reflect on our adventures, and write the next post.
We crossed the state border into California on July 9. We imagined passing through a magic, invisible screen at this point and being instantly transported to a land of golden beaches, endless sunshine and temperatures ten degrees warmer; it’s called ‘The Golden State’ after all. We quickly noticed, however, that Northern California shares Oregon’s climate: warm but not swim-in-the-ocean-in-just-your-board-shorts warm and we had a few more miles of forest to go before we hit those Californian shores.
Well, they let us into the U. S. of A. It helps traveling with a Kiwi, they’re liked in every country. I also become flustered when I go through customs so thank god Tim was there to do the talking; when I was asked where I was going I answered, “America, obviously”.
Expectations were high for Vancouver. We’d been told it’s a lot like Wellington but bigger and therefore, better; a city sitting on the water, surrounded by mountains, the people are outdoorsy and the coffee is good. But we have to admit, we weren’t totally blown away.
Stepping off the plane in Faro, Portugal we were greeted by a wave of hot, sea air and we knew we were now “on holiday”.
If you’re after a stay-cation in the U.K. and you want soft, sandy beaches, good food, rich history, an abundance of activities, and warm weather (it’s one of the sunniest places in England) then look no further than Cornwall.
Following our mini-break to Paris, we spent the rest of the week in the Big Smoke, catching up with friends and family.
All aboard the Eurostar, we were off for a mini break to Paris.
Oh, Scarborough! It’s always a delight. Especially when the sun shines like it did for us this week. We’ve just experienced a true English “heatwave”. We saw quite a few burnt Brits, with dodgy tan-lines, wandering the streets those last few days.
We’re one week into the trip and yet to feel those holiday vibes kick in. I think it’s going to take some getting used to, this waking up and not having to go to work malarky. That said, we’re loving it!