Maybe it helped that we went in spring, so everything could be green and blooming.
But still–the combination of green hills, stone fences, and picturesque cottages made for some great pictures and good memories.
The clouds cooperated and did their bit for the making of good pictures too.
I didn’t realize how much I’d been missing the countryside till I left London for a couple days. It was so nice to get a break from traffic and houses and people and be able to look further than a couple hundred feet in any direction.
In other news, my adorable sweet immobile baby has suddenly turned into an attack monster. Everything–from doorstops to computer cords–is fair game, and will get grabbed and put into a slimy little mouth.
In fact, he’s gotten so adept at crawling his way into everything that we’ve decided he gets a verb of his own: monstering.
“If you’re going to monster,” we’ll say, “you can start in this corner so it’s harder for you to ruin another computer cord.”
Thankfully, his monstering skills hadn’t quite developed on this trip to Yorkshire, so he was happy to (mostly) stay put in his carrier.
But now he’s grumping at me (yes, that is also a verb here, in case you were wondering) and saying it’s his bedtime.
He would be attacking my computer, but that’s not very conducive to any actual blogging, so he’s climbing me instead and pulling my hair.
Unfortunately, I still have quite a few more pictures to show you. It’s kind of a trial of judgment, because I want to include them all. But looking at a million pictures of other people’s travels is kind of boring after the tenth picture or so, so I cut a few out.
In spite of the terrible problem of having too many pictures, our main regret was not having the time to see more. One day felt kind of short!
And you can envy my self-timer skills on my camera.
And the sunshine on the river.
And the stone bridges
And peaceful cows.
And…ok, I’ll stop for good now. Maybe I’ll come back and write another post soon. And maybe I will just decide that I like sleeping better. Who knows?