So this is the last post on why this week was so awesome. I thought about doing two more posts, but then that just sounded like too much work.
Insert: collage of photographic evidence of good times
The pictures are in (mostly) the order they happened, so a brief rundown explanation:
1. While walking to pick up a car that Todd rented on a whim the night before, we came across this sign hanging in a window. "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas". Just an fyi.
2. Todd drove because he is a man.
3-5. It was pretty.
6-8. The famous town Cockermouth (why oh why is there a town named this!?)
9. We got a call from Enterprise the morning we were going to pick up the car. They said they had a shortage of vehicles and the only thing available was an estate van. Awesome. We took it. It smelled like weed (the back would be perfect for hot-boxing, so i can't blame them). Also, I want to say here that Todd did a great job driving on the wrong (right) side of the road, except for the first three minutes we were in the car and when we turned out of Enterprise-we maybe almost died. But after that-smooth sailing.
10-11. Todd taught me how to drive a manual. I had had only brief experience with a stick shift before in my life, but I was cruising down those old country roads like a pro. Anyways, I pulled over at this lake and it was pretty. So we took pictures.
12-14. Whitehaven. A town on the western coast of England. Freezing. But beautiful.
The rest of the pictures are from Wednesday. I had class/work until mid-afternoon, so Todd wandered around York and we met up for a tour of the York Minster. Lucky for us, we forgot it was Ash Wednesday and so it was free! Bam. Don't worry-I still made a donation. We also went back that night for the Eucharist which was very cool. That night also included a ride on the York ferris wheel (i seriously love ferris wheels) and a fancy dinner in town.
Then he left.