new friends, old connections

Eric and I had the pleasure of meeting Lucy and Nate from We Resolve this past week, and I couldn't be more thankful. They are truly an amazing duo. 

We had a fantastic time taking them around our little city. We ate some local grub at The Bricks, drove through downtown and by the bay, got Frosties, enjoyed brunch at the Oxford Exchange, watched House of Cards, spent 4th of July with a rowdy bunch of Eric's friends playing Scattegories and eating burgers, and wrapped up the three day visit with a trip to Honeymoon Island beach. 

Honestly, Eric and I cannot stop talking about it. Have you ever met someone and felt like you've known them forever? That's what it felt like with Nate and Lucy. They are both so welcoming, down to earth, and just genuinely nice. The four of us really hit it off, finding so much in common and having fun learning things we didn't yet know about each other.

[Of course, all of these photos are from the Oxford, which is quite a funny place to take your British friends, considering they have their own, real Oxford....And we realized later we didn't get one photo together--how terrible are we?! ]

After we said goodbye to them, Eric said to me later, "It feels like a part of us is missing now." It sounds silly, but I know exactly what he means. It's crazy how close you can become over the course of only a couple days. Saying goodbye was hard, because who knows when you'll see your friends from England again, right? But I'm so excited for them to continue on the rest of their American road trip, and know they'll have a wonderful time in each city they visit. 

Finding people like you isn't always easy, but when you do, it's the best feeling in the world. I'm confident that we'll stay friends for years to come. Maybe next time, we'll be the tourists exploring Sheffield and everything beyond. It's a rare and special thing, when you meet a few kindred souls who live halfway around the world. Quite special indeed.