Family Trip across the Pond
Opinions Posted Jun 12, 2015 by Kayla Krause
After a five-day, whirlwind journey, I recently came home (begrudgingly) from a lovely trip across the pond with my family. I’ve been to England before to visit my grandfather’s family in Birmingham, but this trip trumped all previous visits—including the one taken on the occasion of my 18th birthday (I won’t be blogging any of those stories).
What made this trip special was that it wasn’t the typical sight-seeing, touristy kind of affair. I’ve been there, done that and am accustomed to taking in English landmarks like London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Parliament… while visiting my aunts, uncles and cousins. Rather, this trip was extra special as my oldest cousin was getting married.
This mini-vacation consisted of many (emphasis on many) pubs visited, dancing done, beers drank, fish and chips eaten, hugs exchanged and laughs had. It was the ultimate family reunion and one of the best weddings I’ve ever experienced.
Now back in the U.S. with a few new sayings (“That’s brilliant!” and “looks like you’re double-parked there” referencing having a drink in each hand) and a lot of new memories, here’s a glimpse of the best trip to England I’ve ever had: