UK Summary

O.K., before things get busy and I forget-here is a quick post on our trip a few weekends ago. If I can sum it up in one word : Bittersweet.

In case you are wondering....I have no pictures. Not one. That camera sat in the bottom of my bag and saw the light of day when we arrived back at Frankfurt.

It was nice to be back again, it sometimes felt like we had never left in some ways. I had to drive on one occasion, and I just stayed on the left side of the road as if it was was an everyday event. Not having my own transportation was difficult. There were some places that I wanted to go, and things that I wanted to do, but didn't want others to have to transport me around everywhere. Renting a car is expensive, and you always run the risk of getting a manual. So-driving on the left side of the road, sitting on the right side of the car, and shifting with your left hand. Uh, no thanks :).

We stayed in the base temporary lodging facility. Nice and spacious. Nice price also. Our friends who were moving were staying there, so it was convenient. We had a nice visit with them, and helped them get the last minute things boxed up and mailed, and packed. It was sad to see them go. We're hoping to take a Space Available flight to see them sometime-just whenever I am feeling flexible, because you really need flexibility and patience to fly that method.

The area around Mildenhall, UK was not as pretty as I remembered it. The area is definitely changing with lots of new houses popping up. It seems like more "neighborhoods" are appearing, where usually you see houses scattered along the village streets. I believe that the area where we are in Germany is definitely prettier. Mildenhall is pretty much rural, and flat, but familiar-comfortable. We went to Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds for some shopping. It was nice to see them again!

I did get to see some friends briefly, but thought I would have more time to talk with them. Oh well. The long weekend went by quickly! The weather was typical England weather-cool, cloudy, some rain, and bits of sunshine. At least you can always count on that!

3 fabulous friends:

Bilary said...

How fun! Time always does seem to fly by when you are having fun. I don't know if I could handle driving over there. I would just be all sorts of confused! That could be a sight to see.:)

I would love to visit there sometime. What fun!

LiteralDan said...

You sound like me-- I'll bring a camera somewhere cause I know I'm supposed to, but I don't ever think to actually TAKE a picture. I just watch and enjoy things, but wish I had a few pictures later.

Glad you had a good time!

Line said...

I just came across your blog. It was fun to see someone else who passed through Mildenhall. My husband and I met while we were over there. And we also had bittersweet feelings when we went back to visit.

Nice to find your blog!