Over the August bank holiday weekend, Gary and I finally made the trip down to Devon to visit Kirsty! As soon as she told us that she was coming back from Australia early, we planned a trip to visit her. I had to work on Saturday, so we only would have 2 days to visit, but it was better than nothing.
As soon as I got in from work on Saturday evening, we were ready to go. Gary had the day off so he had everything prepared and packed up. We left at 5pm, and the drive wasn't too bad at all.
Gary trying to entertain me on the journey
It took us only 3 hours to get there. We were all so surprised by that, we thought it would take at least 4 hours. Kirsty was still working so we went to the restaraunt where she works and sat in there with her. It was cool to finally see the place she spends her time after she had told us so many stories about it. When she finished work we went to her house, met her mum and dad who were lovely, and I finally got to meet her dog Scruffy, I was so happy to meet him, he is so cute!
All we really did on Saturday night was sit in Kirsty's room chatting and catching up with everything that had happened in our lives over the past few months. The best part was looking through all of Kirsty's Twilight memory boxes, they were so funny.
The next morning Kirsty made us bacon sandwiches for breakfast and we spent the day going around Devon looking at beautiful places. I can't remember the names of any of them so I'll just let the photos speak for themselves.
Of course Scruffy spent the day with us. There was a really funny moment when he ran up to a strangers car and jumped in, he is so crazy.
We ate lunch in the back of the truck, it was nice to get the walking boots out again, I really do miss hiking.
Kirsty showed us this cool fallen tree that people hammer pennies into.
On the way back we went to pick up Kirsty's dad from the farm he was working in, and Kirsty showed us the tractors and horses.
On the way back to Kirsty's, we bought some eggs on the side of the road. It was the most insane thing ever. It was just a box of eggs with no person there, and just a pot that you put the money in. In London the eggs and the money would have both been stolen within about 3 minutes. Shows how honest and nice people are down there compared to in the city. Gary and I were both in so much shock.
We went out for dinner at a local pub and it was so nice, even though I forgot to take any photos. The food was really good and it was such a pretty setting. Kirsty introduced us to Strawberry cider which we loved. Afterwards we went out for a few drinks with Kirsty and her friends.
Gary actually felt really sick so we left a little early, but it was still a fun night.
The next morning Kirsty's dad made us breakfast and we went down to see the beach before we had to leave to go home. It had been really sunny yesterday but it was cold and windy today.
It was a really nice walk along the beach, Scruffy came too and it was fun running around with him.
Afterwards, it was time to get back and start on the journey home. I was sad to be leaving so soon, because it felt like we had only just got there. We had the best time ever, and it was nice to see how it was a completely different way of life down there than what we are used to.
Traffic on the way back made the journey home took way longer, nearly 5 hours, it was really boring. I can't wait until next time we get to go down there and visit again!