So I’ve been incredibly lax about putting anything up here. What can I say, I’ve been caught up in the moment! This post is massive so fair warning long picture filled post below.
It’s been an amazing summer so far and we are so lucky to be on this adventure! Our first stop was Manchester where David attended a conference and the kids and I explored town. Our first stop in Manchester (and David’s one free day) we went to LegoLand! No surprise the kids loved it.
The next day the kids and I went to Sea Life which was unfortunately a bit of a bust after LegoLand was so fun. I took zero pictures so that should tell you something.
So after our meh day at Sea Life, I planed an epic museum adventure day for the kids and I’s next day in town. Our original plan was 3 museums; The Manchester Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry, and an art museum that I can’t remember the name of now (we didn’t make it there). The Manchester Museum has dinosaur bones which was obviously the draw for us, but they actually had a lot of other cool stuff too! We had a little photo shoot on the way in, which resulted in some of my favorite recent pictures of the kids. I’ll let you decide which one is the winner for me. 😜
Then on to the Dino bones!
Next up The Museum of Science and Industry! This place really rocked our sock and we spent so much time there that we never made it to museum #3! This place is seriously cool and if you are ever in Manchester, it should definitely be on your list. If you are going with kids be sure to ask for an adventure bag at the check in counter. They are free for use in the museum and really added to the experience for my two. The staff in the train room totally killed it, they were fantastic and engaged so well with the kids.
Next up a day with friends at Tatton Park. No pictures here as all of them contain kids that aren’t my own and I don’t put pictures of other people’s kids up here. It was beautiful and a wonderful way to spend the day! We took of for London the next day (July 1), and went to The Museum of Natural History in the afternoon. I took zero pictures 🤦♀️
On July 2nd we caught our flight to Seattle! Our visit there was both too short and too long, but more on that another time I’m still trying to form my thoughts on returning to your “hometown” as an expat. We had fun and saw lots of people so overall a success. As always not enough pictures were taken, but plenty of special memories were made.
On July 19th we landed back in London with high hopes for a grand adventure. Instead we were jet lagged so we played in a park, had dinner and went to bed early. The next day we took the train to Wales to stay with friends for a few days! We had a blast hanging out with them (as always) and really enjoyed our time there.
Next up Dublin! But I’m going to save that for another day since this is already sooooo long!