Strolling The Lanes of Brighton, hand in hand with my favorite "Study Abroad" student is not a bad way to spend an afternoon. The Lanes are a series of winding, pedestrian-friendly roads that are dotted with quirky shops. An antique shop there, a bead store here, an artist's gallery... All manner of this and that may be found and drooled over. We got lost a bit in the narrow residential streets and admired the pink, cream, green and blue houses; each with impossibly brightly-colored front doors and checkered, marble porches.
Eventually, we made it out and away from the buildings and found our way to the interesting Pavilion Park and soon to the seashore. 'Let's get fish & chips and a pint.' Was Alyssa's mantra as we strolled. We found a "Catch of the Day" spot along the shore and sat with the sun on our cheeks, the breeze in our hair and the sound of strong waves and English accents in our ears. I tried an English favorite called Mushy Peas made of, well, mushy peas, butter and a hint of mint. Mushy Peas are warm and filling but hover about the edge of (even my large) capacity for peas. The fish was tender. The chips were crisp and our tummies were full.
It was an afternoon of getting lost, holding hands, wandering, browsing, munching and drinking in the vibrant and rich town of Brighton. Mother-daughter times like this are to be cherished and savored... Lovely, lovely, lovely.
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