Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Caves

Yesterday we all hiked into these pitch black caves that had these HUGE stalagmites and stalactites EVERYWHERE... It was amazing... The pictures look like the caves were lit because of the flash, but when all the lights were off it was so dark you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. The hike was pretty easy and SO beautiful. It was super cool to like crawl up and down the side of this rock, and then crawl into the little hole in the side of the rock...and then lower yourself all the way into the cave. Spain has so many adventurous things to do!

The group.
We had no idea where we were going once we got into the cave ha!
Megs :)
Crawling down the dark hole... I know it looks bright in there but I couldn't see ANYTHING

Crawling into the side of the rock...

Cute megs ;)

Great end to a great day!
We found the end of the rainbow!!

44 hours later...

Last weekend three of my girlfriends and I took a speedy trip to England for, as they would say in England "a bit of a holiday" ;) One of the girls I went with (Erica) had family in York, so we decided to visit!  Ideally we wanted to leave Friday night, fly into Manchester, and take the train (which is stationed INSIDE the Manchester Airport) to York, England. On return, we hoped to find a flight that would leave late Monday evening since we didn't have to be back for classes until Tuesday. This premeditated itinerary would have giving us a grand total of 3 full days to enjoy the countryside of England! Well unfortunately... things didn't turn out as we had hoped.

We left town Saturday at 11am, flying into Liverpool, England. Though this city may have been popular for the Beetles and their yellow submarine, it wasn't our first choice. Mainly because it's about 2 hours away from York by train (which is stationed a good 15 minute car ride from the airport). Now Mom dont freak out... but we may or may not have gotten a lift to the train station from a random man I sat next to on the plane...  I know, I know, and yes I have seen the movie Taken, but we were safe and he was harmless and very nice to drive us to Lime Street:) Luckily we booked our train tickets in advance, but for sake of saving money (shopping money;) we chose the cheapest tickets. We later found out, through Erica's Uncle, that our bargain seats might be on the roof of the train! We were relieved when we found out this wasn't going to be the case.

We had 44 hours to explore the city of York... and I think we did I pretty good job :)

At the airport:)
Meg and me:)
Jenna, Erica, Megan, and me waiting in the airport in Mallorca :)
Erica, Megan and me with Phil, our gracious friend who drove us to the train station:)
Thank you Jesus for keeping us safe!

Liverpool Train Station
Our drive through Liverpool
Coolest train station by far :)
Meg and Jenna
Train station in York, England.

Entrance to Erica's Aunt & Uncle's house
How cute is this house?!
And this is why I love York... :)
Nick, the hilarious Uncle 

The little river is called a ford and it surrounds this little town in England... how beautiful!

So amazing...

Even their road signs are cute :)
...they even have classy trash cans!

Shopping :)

The Minster :)

Love these girls :)

Of course we do the "rawwrrr" face in front of the Minster... ;)
Best friends :)

This totally wasn't posed ;)
A great way to end a great day:)