Today, I am too lazy for words. So I present to you a photoessay of friendship, to highlight one of my best experiences abroad.
Nikki has been my friend for ages. We can’t recall exactly when we started hanging out, but we were probably 11 or 12 years old. We kept in touch all this time, even though I kept moving further and further away from our hometown Arcadia. While living in the Netherlands, I invited nearly everyone in California to come visit me. Nikki, ever the adventurer, took me up on this offer. She decided to fly to London in early September, and travel with me for two weeks before my mom arrived. As luck would have it, her friend living just outside London agreed to let us stay with him for the entire two weeks.
It all started with the most fantastic of signs.
The day after picking up Nikki from the airport, we loaded up the car with all our gear for a camping trip in Dorset. Along the way, we made a quick stop at Stonehenge.
We reached our campsite, unloading all the important items first.
I decided that if we were going to spend two weeks together, we needed a group name.
We camped David style, with a fancy, multi-room tent.
And stopped for tea and sandwich breaks during our hikes. Nikki and I are secretly British.
That night, we walked through the gorgeous fog to a nearby pub.
We determined early on that David and I have a bit of a love-hate relationship.
One day, the three of us went into London to geek out. Luckily I have friends that are also passionate about Sherlock.
And Doctor Who.
It was a pretty nerdy day.
We visited the gorgeous city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath.
At our campsite in Wales, we met the most lovable dog in the world.
We conquered the Brecon Beacons.
And visited the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. I was BEYOND EXCITED.
David will lament the fact that he took us camping in the beautiful countryside of England, hiking in Wales, to visit Stonehenge; and one of my favorite moments is when we cleaned his house together, while listening to The Beatles.
The fact that I kept forgetting that we did see Stonehenge didn’t help my case.