Quickie!

We’re back in London. Bath was wonderful – yes, Deb, they still have a museum with many, many Jane Austen era fashions. Bath ended up being the most charming of the cities we visited. Next up was Canterbury (not even a marker for where poor Thomas Beckett was slain near as we could tell – […]

We’re in Bath…

We’re at a little (and I mean little internet shop down the road from the Roman Baths here in Bath. Very nice place – probably my best ‘net access so far. :) We arrived in Bath after two train changes; all the trains are quite full (it being a bank holiday here) and indeed Bath […]

Chester, Llanfair and Colinette – wow!

Lovely, lovely day today. Started with me driving (Note to Els and Milo: Don’t worry, Poppa took some video of the event!) – turns out it’s not as hard as I thought excepting that the small towns have tiny roads, and people parking along both sides so your basic two lane road is really 1.25 […]

Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith…

So we actually went to the movies here in Edinburgh. It was raining, and windy and cold and the bus had stopped running and there was a nice, warm, bright theatre across the road – so we went. It was actually lovely. The film, “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” was much, much improved over […]

Edinburgh, part II…

We’re here! It only involved getting on the wrong train once (and that was only sort of our fault – both of us swear that the “departures” screen at York’s station listed track 11 for our train, we got on the train at track 11, then once it left found it wasn’t headed where we […]

What a day!!!

Wow – what a day! Yesterday begin with our picking up a tour bus – one of those two story, open top things, and beginning a trip ’round the city. Lots of photo opportunities. Its one of those “hop on, hop off” deals. We hopped off at Waterloo pier. There we saw the Dali exhibit […]

More London!

So is everyone tired of hearing about London yet? Yesterday started with the flick in Brixton. We found the theatre with no trouble at all. Stopped and shopped at a Woolworths (is this the same chain that went out of business in my hometown more than a decade ago?) – I love “regular” shopping while […]

Briefly – we’re here!

We arrived yesterday all in good order. We spend a bit of the afternoon being tourists (Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral). Today we’re off to the movies in Brixton (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – but with the twist that its a “leave the lights on” show for knitters) and to the threatre (Blithe […]

London, by way of Brooklyn…

Today we started off on the Q train for Coney Island. Nothing is open yet but we enjoyed walking down the boardwalk, watching the water, and sitting in the sun. Next up was the Brooklyn Museum where a showing of Basquiat’s work was the central theme. My favourite piece was Pegasus – unfortunately there wasn’t […]

NYC day 2.5…

Tonight we go to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to which Becka thoughtfully bought tickets for us all. This morning saw us at the museum and slightly more specialized museum. We’re also hoping to hit the Lladro shop on our way to the theatre. Tomorrow may see Coney Island before we return […]