(Originally Posted on October 20, 2008)
This is Day Two of Project Petticoat. A bunch of my pictures are up on SA, though some still need to be edited and posted.
Below is the bare bones of the first day of Project Petticoat. It’s bare because 1) I wrote it on the way to Winchester and I was still pretty tired, and 2) That makes it a simpler read and shorter. (I filled in almost half of my journal over the week, so short is good, trust me.)
Since I listened to Jon Foreman’s Seasons EPs every time I turned on my iPod during this trip, I’m going to use a bit of his lyrics as an introduction to each day. Why? Because I want to.
I wrote this for a scholarship. I’m a finalist!!!
Quarter Finalist for Family Travel Forum’s 2007 Essay Contest.
Dusk sets in, a misty shadow of gray pierced here and there by the last flaming sun’s rays. Life seems to pause. My eyes are dry and barely open, though it is hardly the nineteenth hour. Memories of the past week play through my mind.
Wrote this on the way to Williamsburg. I must mention I am particularly proud of my penmanship, which you guys can't see, obviously. It's all scrawly.
"Have you ever traveled?"
"Oh yes, all over the world."
"Really?" he asked, interested.
"Well…The man I'm going to marry lives on an estate in England. My little sister is in a small town in Mississippi. Oh–my best friend lives in England, too–he has a silver hand. And a blue eyed Egyptian is my big sister. I went to China once, and helped a boy and his pig find safety. Then there was the time I went into the depths of Africa–it's…Continue Reading
So! Last Friday. First: Everyone, meet Mary. She is another study abroad student from Atlanta, GA. She does not have a strong southern accent. I believe she is studying the classics here (which is Roman and Greek stuff). She is a Doctor Who fan and, like myself, loves Eleven, so we make a good team.
Mary and I caught a train down to Paddington, then set off to find The Doctor Who Experience. We were both very giggly and excited, unsure what to expect but certain it would be brilliant. And it was, my friends. It was.
I’m heading to Wales this week with my friend, Anna, and some locals from the university. It is going to be epic! Conveniently, I have also been reading a ton of Welsh fairytales and mythology in the past several weeks as part of my research for Blessings. So in case you ever find yourself in Wales and don’t fancy getting turned to ash or worse, here’s five things to keep in mind if you want to get there and back again!