I've had some people ask me, "Well, is England everything you hoped it would be?" To which I reply, "Yes! And so much more! It was truly magical!" Through the tearoom we met the nicest couple, Alan and Ilse. They were our official England tour guides and "English B&B hosts." :)
|Alan & Ilse ~ Our England Hosts|
|A Trip to London ~ Donna, Miss Spenser, & Ilse|
As for Germany, that was quite a fun experience! I was able to meet my pen-pal friend, Kaya Mogge and the rest of her family.
|Kaya & Spenser in Germany|
Her family opened up their home to mom and I. Kaya's grandma did a good job "pampering" us and Kaya's mom, Ines, we have nicknamed "Pathfinder," as she was amazing at always knowing where to go! First we were in the northern part of Germany, hopped over to Denmark for the day, then spent the weekend in Berlin, and finally traveling home to Kaya's hometown of Dortmund. It was so much fun! Kaya and I are very much alike that it's like we've known each other for a very long time. We're Kindred Spirits for sure!
|A visit to Starbucks ~ Ines, Kaya, & Miss Spenser|
|Donna, Miss Spenser, Kaya & the Berlin Bear|
While in Germany we also were able to visit the town of where our ancestors came from, Uslar! It was amazing to see such old and beautiful buildings!
These are just a sampling of the pictures I took! This fall we'll be hosting a tea party about our trip, so you'll want to be sure to get your ticket for that to hear all the fun stories we have to share and see more pictures!
Today, I find myself missing Europe and my adopted European family! We are so grateful to both the Ridgeways and Mogge family for their hospitality and all the effort they made to make us feel at home and make our trip memorable! Which it truly was! Thank you!! Can't wait to go back!