I seem to be go, go, going these days, and thus have somehow missed posting during the last two months. But I can sum up April pretty easily: reading and writing. I had a big deadline due for school, so I was mostly writing for that. But then May arrived! And May, June, July and August are all good months. Because they involve two of my favorite things: family/friends and travel (with writing in the mix :)). To kick it off in May, I met up with my mom, Aunt Jane, Uncle Ron and Aunt Dee in Prague and Budapest and spent two weeks seeing the sights and just enjoying being together. I loved every minute of it.
I have a full album of the pictures from the trip on my Facebook page, but here's a glimpse of the fun...
Prague with the crew:
Of course, I could go on and on about how incredible this trip was and how much I loved spending time with this gang, but...you get the gist. It was awesome.
And when I got back, I ran the Edinburgh Marathon.
A very fun day, indeed. My first marathon. My knee did better than expected, and, a week later, I can almost walk normally again! That's not too bad, I figure. ...I hope to do more in the future (my knees already hate me, anyway), so we'll see what might be next. Edinburgh was certainly a great route to start with - yup, I can still hear the Scottish cheers now. Not totally sure what they said, but you know, it was encouraging all the same. :)
And that's just the start of the summer holidays! Next up (in just a matter of days, in fact), my older bro and sis-in-law will be arriving for a week and a half visit. I am, of course, very excited for this. We'll be driving up the west coast of Scotland to the Isle of Skye. Plus, I'll be showing them my Glasgow stomping grounds and other cool Scottishy sights. So, highlights of that will be coming next, I'm sure. ...And after that, my friend Carolyn is visiting for a few days. Excellent, excellent. I think we'll be heading to unexplored territory (unexplored by me, anyway): southeast Scotland/northeast England. I hear Hogwarts is over there (Alnwick Castle), plus a bunch of other cool sites. So, we'll check it out, anyway, and report back after - that'll be July's expedition. ...And August will have me home in the Pacific NW for four weeks. Which will be wonderful for several reasons: my family, summer weather, Mexican food. Gonna be great.
So, alrighty, that's the summer plan. Of course, I still need to keep up with my reading and writing in the inbetween times, but...I've always found that the road makes a pretty good office for a Creative Writing student. :)
Until next post, happy summer vacation!