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4th of July and a trip to Stonehenge + Bath (Vlog)

This weekend was all over the place. Sam and I looked at a wedding venue, celebrated the 4th of July and then for work I spent all Sunday at Stonehenge and Bath. I was all over the place physically and mentally, and it was a weekend of highs and lows. As per usual, the trip to Stonehenge and Bath was loads of fun, bar the persistent downpour once I arrived in Bath, which is one of the reasons for a lack of footage of Bath, but you can always relive it with my Bath posts from the past. 

We have 99.9% made up our minds about which venue we’ll choose. We just need to confirm dates and times and a few budgetary issues. Stay tuned for more wedding updates. Other than that, the 4th of July was very low-key for Sam and I. We celebrated by having the most American things possible: beer, chili cheese dogs and curly fries and strawberry shortcakes for dessert. So far, so many highs right? 

chili cheese dogstrawberry shortcake

But although I’m about as patriotic as the next person, I found it very hard to be away from home this year. I was struck by a huge blast of homesickness and cried multiple times due to missing family, friends, and nostalgic celebrations. 

I frequently get asked why I don’t go home more often. And the simple answer is: I live on a really tight budget. (The same holds true for why I don’t make more time for “low budget” European adventures.) I spend money very frugally, and although I love traveling, and especially returning home, even the most basic travel is a “luxury” in my book and no amount of sacrificial budgeting can alter that at this point in my life. 

But I don’t want to end this post on a negative note. In general, my weekend was glorious and I am so grateful that my job allows fun outings like Sunday’s!

I hope everyone else’s weekend was fabulous! 

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