2 1/2 hours later (and three times through the Florence + The Machine album), I ended up in Vanessa's hometown, York.
First off, she has the most perfect apartment I have ever seen- warm, cozy, eclectic, with scrapbook pages and original artwork hanging from the walls. I walked in and immediately felt at home.
After she graciously made me lunch, we set off to explore the town.
I love all of my online friendships, but there is something wonderful about meeting face-to-face.
Vanessa showed me a perfect afternoon and gave an appreciation for an adorable town. Hope this inspires you to turn some online friends into IRL friends and explore some neighboring towns. :)
That is all.