October 16, 2012

July 2012 - England Trip

I have been thinking about how best to describe our trip to England.  I was born and raised there and we visit occasionally to catch up with friends and family.  It had been five years since our last visit, when Miss S was nearly 2 and family and friends had never met Miss C.  It was a difficult trip (due, in part, to strained family relationships) and I returned home emotionally drained.  

On the bright side, my girls had a great time, despite the rainy weather we had for two weeks.  

Scarborough Beach

"Trouble" enjoying the beach
Building sandcastles
Donkeys at the beach
The girls had a lovely morning building sandcastles, dipping their toes in the water and enjoyed two donkey rides.  We then walked the pier and shops and ended the day with fresh fish and chips at a local pub.  Yummy!


Skipton Market
I love the teacups in the window
Exploring the castle

Bolton Abbey

The Abbey
I love this photo!

Hesketh Farm

Loving the tortoise

Enjoying the petting farm

Having fun after our picnic lunch
The lambs were waiting for their bottles.  Both girls were lucky enough to feed them!


The steep main street

Beautiful shop, inside and out
I finally visited the museum.  It was lovely.