My name is Devlin, and my traveling companion is Miranda Weavil.
|A part of the Bristol, UK skyline fro the 5th floor balcony at the School of Chemistry Building.|
|The Bristol Suspension Bridge|
|The valley-view of the street our flat is on!|
|At the Bristol Harbor Festival|
|Me scoping out the view from Miranda's lab room window.|
|In the lab|
|In the lab|
I also snuck into Miranda's research lab to sneak a peak at where she worked everyday during the week. Fume hoods lined the walls of the lab with every chemical I could possibly think of hidden in the cabinets along the walls of the lab. I snuck a picture of the fume hood that Miranda worked at during her time at the University of Bristol. I am also hiding at her desk gazing up at an analysis from one of the samples run on ES400 NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) instrument.
|Relaxing by the River Thames|
|Miranda and I sharing secrets of the British Telephone Booth.|
London, England was our first weekend trip away from Bristol. Miranda and three of her flatmates joined me in our adventure to London. In our time there we got to visit Big Ben, several parliament buildings, Westminster Abbey for an Evening Song service, the London Eye, and several pubs. Fish and Chips are definitely good if not better than described! Each and every place we visited was not only amazing, but on par with a once in a lifetime opportunity. London is not a city in which we could cover all in one day. So I still have surprises that I will leave for another trip to England in the future!
|Enjoying a front-row seat to the London Skyline on the London Eye|
|The journey to Stonehenge|
|I complete Operation: Visit Stonehenge!|
|Miranda and our companions at Cardiff Castle|
|Clockwise from top left: Legend, Devlin, Alis, and Theodore.|
|Miranda at the Eiffel Tower|
|Miranda and I chill at the Louvre.|
|View from the Eiffel Tower|
In my weekend travels to Paris, France, I got to mark two things off my bucket list with Miranda: going to the Louvre Museum and going to the Eiffel Tower! In my lifetime I have admired the Eiffel Tower, but I didn't realize I would come up close and personal at this time in my life! In our exploration of the Eiffel Tower it was pouring down rain! The photo expresses Miranda's joy to be singing and danceing in the rain at the Eiffel Tower. Just after this Miranda hurt her ankle and I "carried" her the rest of the day. As a museum-lover, the Louvre Museum was always in my top five to visit. Miranda and I are sitting in front of the glass pyramid that has the enrance on the other side! The two hours and thirty minutes wait to get inside was worth it! The Mona Lisa painting and Minerva statues were only two of the vast array of art and history that I got to look at in the Louvre.
|Miranda's flatmates enjoying one of the events in Bristol|
Without further ado, Miranda and I bid you cheers and goodbye!
Miranda Weavil (story told by Devlin)
University of Bristol