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Trip: England Nov 2008

There are [21] stories from my trip: England Nov 2008

Day 19: Brighton

USA | Sunday, 23 Nov 2008 | Views [495] | Comments [3]

Beth will be jealous to hear that we headed to Brighton today.  WOW.  It was fantastic.  We took the very long route there, it was probably only 40 miles away but took us several hours of leisurely driving to arrive.  We got off the path following the ... Read more >

Day 18: Dover

USA | Saturday, 22 Nov 2008 | Views [512] | Comments [6]

Started with a continental breakfast this morning, instead of the full English breakfast, then drove to the southeast coastline to visit Dover.   The only other times we had been here have been approaching by sea on the ferry from Calais, so it was ... Read more >

Day 17: Leeds

USA | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [440] | Comments [2]

Leeds Castle was fab.  Nice grounds, mean geese and warm weather (low 50s).  We spent the morning wandering around the grounds and going through the castle.  The tourists are very thinned out, only a handful of Japanese.  The afternoon was quite exciting.... Read more >

Day 16: Drive baby drive...

USA | Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Views [405]

Drove from Dartmoor to Kent today...took a long time!  Stopped for a quick sandwich in the car and kept going.  Our b&b was only a one nighter but it was wonderful!  Nice couple, great bed!! Dinnier was a good restaurant, I hate that I ordered fish ... Read more >

Day 15: Moor is More

USA | Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | Views [405]

We had a wonderful morning out on the Moors.  Did a 7 mile trek, lots of signs of past civilization and mud.  I had a small slip late in the walk, a bit of mud on my pants but survived.  The rest of the day was spent relaxing at the Inn and reading our ... Read more >

Here's the next quiz

USA | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [694] | Comments [21]

What's this fruit?  We've seen it twice as a garnish on desert.  It's about the size and consistency of a large cherry tomato, and tastes somewhat bland but sweet.  We saw it growing on a house in Portsmouth today so we snapped a photo.  (We don't know ... Read more >

Day 14: My Peeps

USA | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [430]

Today we woke up in Penzance after having walked the town and exploring it’s roads.   It wasn’t our type of town but at least we got a chance to experience it.   We left this morning, right after breakfast, and headed toward Plymouth to see where ... Read more >

Day 13: Best seen after dusk

USA | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [421]

Good start this morning off to the land of King Arthur.   It took us a bit to find our way out of the maze they call Devon (small roads, tall thick hedges).   We landed at Tintagel Castle on the coast after driving for 30 miles – 1 ½ hours drive. ... Read more >

Day 12: Walk two in the Moors

USA | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [532]

Early rise and porridge for breakfast, the perfect start to a perfect day.   Left the BB and headed into the Moors for a complete day of trekking about.   Started in Batsworthy, a small town in the middle of nowhere.   It too us about an hour to ... Read more >

Day 11: Wild Ponies!

USA | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [442]

Early breakfast, full Monty, don't want to starve or loose my latest addition (preggers...4 months I'd guess). Got a semi-early start and drove into Dartmoor national park and got started on a nice long walk.  Drove by our B&B twice (my navigation ... Read more >

OK, quiz time!

USA | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [582] | Comments [10]

Who are these guys?  Post your guesses to this page so others can see.(More clues later if no one guesses)

Day 10: Half way there

USA | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Views [363] | Comments [1]

Almost half way done with the trip!  We left Wales after taking another visit to see the Castle at St. Fagan's - Museum.  Wonderful!  Walked through the upstairs and downstairs.  Drove the long way back to the M4 and headed for warmer climates.  Rained ... Read more >

Day 8 and 9: Wales

USA | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Views [419]

Two days have gone flying by since our last update.   We hated saying goodbye to Ann and Margaret.   They were so nice, accommodating and staying with them was easy.   We arrived yesterday around noon to the Cardiff area and immediately went ... Read more >

Day 7: Numby goes on vacation

USA | Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [415]

The rain was still falling when we woke up this morning, but being the excellent sport I am, we jumped in the car and headed to Warwick Castle and beyond.   But not after first eating another expansive breakfast.   I’ve tried several dishes, porridge, ... Read more >

Day 6: Was that the Sun?

USA | Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Views [346]

We started out the day with the sun shining and the tummy full.     Drove to Gloucester to visit the Cathedral and see if we could find Harry Potter.   We arrived, parked for free! and wended our way towards the abbey.   Upon arrival we found that ... Read more >

Day 5: Romans and Rain

USA | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [450] | Comments [1]

This morning, after our English B&B breakfast, we headed south for a gorgeous drive through the Coln River valley, and ended up in a tiny town called Biburg.   This was another wool-based economy town, with a series of adorable weaver’s cottages, ... Read more >

Dinner update

USA | Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | Views [397]

We have had several mediocre meals.  Night one was at a Pub "The Kings Bridge" in Bourten on the water.  It was pretty horrid - rated a 2.  Vinnie had fish and chips, I had steak and Ale pie.  The next day we stopped for lunch in Stow on the ... Read more >

Day 4: Sunshine and Scones!

USA | Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | Views [385] | Comments [1]

Beautiful Day!  The sun was out early, the birds were twittering and Vinnie was singing!  Got out the door at around 9 am and walked over the hills.  We only got lost one time and that ended up better than we had planned.  Walked the actual Roman Road ... Read more >

Day 3 - Chipping Camden

USA | Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | Views [420] | Comments [1]

Beautiful!  A lovely day, misty and cold but fun.  We left the house around 10 am, drove a short distance to Chipping Camden and spent most of the day wandering around the town.  It took us quite a while to see all of the sites (finding one house took ... Read more >

Days 1 and 2: Cotswolds

USA | Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | Views [1297] | Comments [1]

Well...we are finally here.  Arrived bright and early after a non-eventful yet sleepless flight.  Got the car, drove out and Vinnie managed quite nicely with few nerves and only a bit of sweating.  After getting lost several times and spending an hour ... Read more >

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