In 2006, I took my husband (then fiancé) on his first overseas adventure. It was also his first trip outside the United States.
We flew into London Gatwick and were whisked away by our friends Matt and Kathy whose wedding we attended in Brighton.
Our first stop was the South Downs, a place Matt and Kathy took me during my first visit in 2002 – rolling hills with the English Channel in the distance. So green!
We enjoyed ice cream and the views, as well as much cooler summer weather than we have in Texas.
Then we headed to the seafront for a pitcher of Pimm’s.
Our friends tended to wedding details while we enjoyed Brighton Pier and our Bed and Breakfast, Brightonwave (great vegetarian breakfast).
by friendly Europeans who offered to take our photo
The wedding was held at the beautiful Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
I fell in love with Terre a Terre, a gourmet vegetarian restaurant. I’m happy to see that it’s still open, seven years later!
I really adore Brighton. Before I met my husband, I was trying to figure out a way to live there. It’s been three years since my last visit. I am looking forward to going back, visiting my friends, and sinking into the rocks on my back along the seafront.
May your journey be your muse,