I love the Eurostar. Just 2 hours from Paris and you can be in a whole other world. And in that world live my dear friends Rebecca and Tom, whom I hadn't seen since Burning Man last year. When I called them a week ago to announce my visit, they planned a trip to their friend Simon's house in the Lake District in Northern England. I was so excited at the news, and it's not that I don't like London, it's just exciting to go somewhere new rather than the same tired old clubs...
It took only 2h45 to get there from London. I wish we had a better train system in the states. It makes traveling so much easier, and I find it so much more romantic.
As EVERYONE pointed out on the trip, the weather was absolutely beautiful. Apparently it rains 300 days a year here, quite the opposite from the 300 days of sunshine I'm used to in LA. Tom made sure to tell me that Sunday it was 21°C in Windemere and it was 24°C in LA that very same day.
|on the train ride up|
|the sweetest pirate I've ever met!|
|Tom, Bex, Simon, Chris, Helen, Sam... Thanks for the fun times!|
|our trusty vessel|
|Mama swan and her ducklings... swanlings?|