Today's post is about my summer vacation.
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How are you? Fantabulous, I hope!
Oufff, honey child, I've been here, there and over there.
This is the first time in a long time that I have truly enjoyed a vacation, just so happens I have five vacations planned for this summer to make up for lost time. And I deserve it!
I'm not going to lie, my summer has been both stress free and stressfully overwhelming. On a very personal note, I recently lost my beloved aunt, Aurora, which has left me feeling beyond sad, lonely and scared.
She passed away on July 14, while I was in Northern France visiting and vacationing with family. I received the call at 5am. It was brief, heavy interruption, that has since manifested itself in four different outbursts, complete with anger, fits of tears, feelings of hopelessness, and of being lost. I was quite distraught. But, I'm better now, I am pleased to say. Because I have been traveling around, visiting, and discovering new experiences within new places, meeting new people, and enjoying life.
I'm also exercising, have been making plans for the future, checking off items on my to-do list, and attempting to remain optimistic in a pessimistic world.
I feel happy and productive.
As I mentioned above, I've been places. Specifically, London, England - Lorient, France (Northern region) and Scotland - Edinburgh and Glasgow.
In a nutshell, it was great! I met new people, saw the sights, shopped, visited museums, walked everywhere, ate well, and soaked up the atmosphere, and that was just my London trip! Surprisingly, it never rained in London. It was clear blue skies and sunny.
It was so vast and tiring and so much to see, I feel I have to go back one more time to truly soak up more the big city flavor. I was only there for a week, but what a week! Check out your chicka, I'm going places!
'Ello England! Love London, yeah!
Then it was off to Northern France for a couple of days! We went to Lorient, a beautiful seaside village that was so charming, I was tickled pink. We visited family and ate well, we were spoiled and like the ocean, we just went with the flow. I enjoyed long walks along the beach, visited a church where I lit a candle for my beloved aunt, had a drink at a seaside terrace, and hung out with the locals to watch the fireworks for Bastille Day.
Scotland is magic!
Scotland was amazing. Different vibe, relaxed, fresh, friendly, and overwhelming. I was there for nine days. And it was cold. Almost 15 degrees cooler than Bordeaux, and windy, and rainy. Other than that, what a country! The people were beyond friendly and kind, and everything was nice, really, really nice! I highly recommend it!!
That's all for now, y'all! I hope to keep visiting new places and discovering new things! I wish the same for you! Just go, don't think, just do and see what happens! I did, and I'm feeling good.
See you on the flip side. Take care and travel.
Much love and respect,
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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