On Saturday we went to the Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham. We had a really good time. It was like a Renaissance Faire, but actually took place in a country that experienced the Renaissance! There was food, gift shops, story-telling, archery demonstrations, alchemists, and, of course, a joust. It was a really fun day!
This is our new home! Our little British cottage is located just outside the village of Alconbury and right near the base! Though it has some bugs, needs some sprucing up, and has had its fair share of problems, we're looking forward to have a very British experience this time around! Some of the home's highlights include: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, dining room, lounge, kitchen, patio, and a nice size backyard! We can't wait to have visitors! And did we mention that we have a gardener! No yardwork for us!
The front of our house, including the medieval door that cannot be opened.
Sliding glass door and patio.
Nice, big backyard for Bailey.
Shed and kitchen door (how you would actually enter our home).
Look for pictures of the inside shortly. Right now there's just stuff everywhere. But once we've painted, received our belongings, and set-up we'll be willing to share pictures of the inside of our cozy new home!
To enjoy our last week-end in the U.S., we decided to go on vacation with Bailey. We decided to go to a Bed and Breakfast in Lewes, Delaware that is pet friendly! This way we were able to enjoy time with Bailey and just relax after the stress of packing and getting ready for the move. The Lazy L (http://www.lazyl.net) was a fantastic place to stay! Our room was beautiful, breakfast was delicious, and the pool and scenery were amazing!
The front of the Lazy L.
The back, including hot tub.
Mr. Bailey with his huge tongue hanging out.
Bailey at the beach.
Bailey with his paws (and whole body) on this side of the Atlantic.
Outdoor dog park.
We had such a fantastic time, and would recommend it to anyone!
This year, we went up to Griffin's family Lake House near Cooperstown, New York. We were joined by all siblings and significant others, as well as all aunts and uncles. It was a packed house, but we could imagine spending a better 4th of July with all our family before our big move to England!
The Lake House
The amazing leaping Bailey - who loved playing fetch off of the dock!
Melissa continued to take classes at UMUC while Griffin was away this year. These are photos from when Melissa visited the campus to take her final exams. Check out some highlights from the beautiful campus in College Park, Maryland.