By Jantsen McBride
Hi hi hi!
This last week has flown by so fast it’s absolutely crazy. Lancaster has been a great place to study abroad. There are so many sights to see and places to go. Yesterday, Marley and I decided to explore some of Lancaster’s hidden treasures. We traveled into town and went for a lovely walk along the canal. The canal in Lancaster runs through the center of town and is quite a peaceful location. There were ducks and swans swimming in the water even though temperatures are below 0 degrees Celsius. At one point we even saw a cat sneaking around, checking up on the swans. It was the sweetest thing ever; although, I am quite partial to anything kitten related! The sun was starting to go down and made for a lovely background setting for our pictures. We walked through town and up to Ashton Memorial — a grand building built for a widower’s deceased wife over a hundred years ago. The memorial sits atop a big hill and the sights you can see of the city are wonderful. We also made a quick stop to the butterfly house. Like the name suggests, it is a house full of butterflies! There were turtles and fish and all sorts of different types of butterflies. Plus, the fact that the structure was kept at a tropical climate meant I could get warm and cozy while pretending I was somewhere with warmer weather. After visiting the butterfly house and the small mammals and birds exhibit, we stopped into a coffee shop for a nice cup of brew. As we strolled back to the city center I was reminded of how much fun I have had since being on my study abroad adventure and how many amazing experiences I’ve been able to be a part of.
Just a quick update from one of my last days in the UK.
Forever and always yours,