Our ride didn’t start until 11:45 am this morning, so I got up at a leisurely hour and then made my way down to breakfast, where I ate with Nadine. (Tica and Arielle were just finishing by the time that Nadine and I had gotten downstairs.) Nadine and I, despite the weather, decided to explore… Read More Canters & Spooks
I have to admit that one of my reservations about taking three weeks to spend in Oxford was that it would be three weeks without riding. My family might complain about all of the time that I spend at the barn, but truthfully, this time is important to me for both my physical and mental… Read More Getting Back in the Saddle
One of my single greatest ideas was adding a week-long trip onto what was already a long trip. The bonus is that the two trips do not squarely line up, so I have this stretch of time from July 26th to July 29th when I am fully nomadic. It’s a great opportunity to explore Dublin… Read More Temporarily a Dubliner
Towards the end of the program, Dr. McClintock took our class aside and casually mentioned that we should start looking for a small gift for Will, who admittedly has been a saint for putting up with our American shenanigans. Chelsea and I immediately took up the shopping as our mantle, and no, we are not… Read More Cheers!
…to Belgium? We have been up since 3:00am. Scratch that—2:45am, which is when the sound of my alarm jolted me awake. Today was our planned trip to Brussels, and we were on track to be at King’s Cross/St Pancras at 6:00am for our 6:47am train. That is, until we missed the train. Or rather, the… Read More Leavin’ on a Midnight Train…
It’d be a shame to come all the way to England and not explore a bit of Old Blighty beyond London and Oxford, right? The day before our Paris trip, we headed to Windsor, via Slough, to see the castle and go to the races! Annie already gave the run-down of that experience—read all… Read More A Little Bit of (Windsor & Stratford-upon-Avon) History Repeated
Because of some scheduling conflicts with the chartered coach bus, Chelsea and I had to keep our Stratford excursion on the original day while the rest of the program is visiting on our Brussels day. Having now traveled to Stratford, I think we lucked out because I don’t think I could have enjoyed the different… Read More Annie’s Day 14 in Stratford-upon-Avon