English Towns

So, after our weekend in the rain and mountains, we went back to civilization and spent a few days between Reading, London, and Oxford while we built strength for our next expedition.

Over this time, Alyssa reunited with old friends of hers (particularly in Oxford), and I saw my last man-from-Japan Nori. There were many good meals, plenty of walking and train rides, and silly sights all around.

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Lys and Ryan in Ryan's backyard in Reading after a nummer

Oxford

Alyssa and I were in line for cookies behind the Queen of England herself.

She had the snickerdoodles.

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The fallout of a terrible Sharknado in Oxford
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The spires of Oxford from afar

We rented bikes for the day, and in the evening traded them out for a boat, a rugby friend, and a rod (after getting lost in the "It's right there! We can see it! Why can't we get to it?!" fashion). I got to try my hand at punting, and we're not talking about ballsports here. I pushed us up the river to a well placed pub, and we did what you do at these places.

Alyssa pushed us back home in the night, and I was rude with the flash.

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In my mind, she was singing Italian songs from the turn of the 19th century, and her jacket was striped red and white.

London

It was like this.

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These were consumed.
These were consumed.
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These were the consumers