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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Romance of a Sheep Pasture
Last week we returned from a three-week trip in England. Yep, my husband and kids accompanied me on my research jaunt across the Pond. While it was a little crazy at times, with three kids in tow, it was so worth going as a family and seeing all that we did, together.
We stayed in the northwest part of England, in the Lake District, so I could soak up the sights and culture for my book. But we drove all over - logging almost 2700 miles in our car!
One day we went searching for a narrow valley surrounded by mountains, to fit the setting in my head. We would pull over frequently to take pictures of the countryside. One such time, we pulled over, but unfortunately, some trees blocked our view of the valley. So my husband climbed out and headed into the muddy, poopy sheep pasture next to us to get a better shot.
As we waited in the car for him, I had an epiphany. He'd been willing to sacrifice convenience and his shoes because he loves me and wanted me to have a good picture for my research. To me, that's true romance!
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