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?
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!