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When You Put High School Besties Abroad

This weekend was extra special. I decided that one tall redhead wasn’t enough fun in my life, so I added another! And it just so happens, that this tall redhead was Miss Tessa Cowser—fellow Princeville native, high school friend, and FFA buddy. Yes, back home we are at schools separated by only one hour, but it took us until we are halfway across the world to properly meet up. I guess that’s how life goes, but I’m so glad we got to do this!

Tessa arrived in Lancaster on Friday morning and we spent the morning walking around Lancaster. I tried to show her everything that Lancaster has (which isn’t a whole lot) before we went back to campus. Since I have class on Friday afternoons, we had a pretty boring Friday afternoon before we met up with Ellie and we went to a pub in town and had some good ole’ fish & chips there to end our day!

On Saturday, we got up early to travel to York. There aren’t any direct trains there, so the travel was a little bit long, but we arrived around noon. As soon as we got there, we went on a wild goose chase for our hostel, which proved to be very difficult to find (Google Maps was not cooperating). But after we successfully located that, we were set to go. We got a nice lunch at a little cafe and then set off to explore the city.

Delicious Beef Stew-Soup #1

The first place we wanted to find was the iconic York Minster Cathedral. Wasn’t hard to find, considering you just look for the tall pointy spires & head in that direction. Plus, York is fairly small and easy to navigate. Of course, we got cliche’ tourist pictures, as one does.

We spent the rest of the day walking through the adorable streets of York & going into the shops and markets around town. Since it was Valentine’s Eve, we treated ourselves to a nice dinner at a French Restaurant. (And yes, everyone else in the restaurant was couples)

We got up early on Sunday morning as well, so we could hike the Medieval Wall that surrounds the city. We had a lot of fun with this, although temporary disaster struck when Ellie lost her phone. (Still don’t know what happened to it!!) Everything worked out fine though, and we still had a lovely time!

Before leaving town, Tessa wanted a traditional English tea, so we went to a traditional tea room (it was Teddy Bear themed-how adorbs) and got lunch there. I also had my third soup within 24 hours, because, well I love soup. And, I also wasn’t feeling the greatest. (I still don’t really have a voice-don’t know why!)

All in all, it was a lovely weekend! So glad I got to spend Valentine’s Day with such wonderful gals-it was a great way to feel the love! (Cue cheesy smile)