UK 2014

We spent a month in the UK between June 5th and July 2nd 2014.

Watching The Weather – Vacation Day 12 – Tied up for the night. 2 pictures

Vacation Day 12 – We hired a sailboat in the vain hope of getting in some sailing Having taken our leave of my son and his family we decided to go sailing for a few days. When Ginger’s UK contacts found out she was in England she got lots of invites to meet up. It …

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Vacation Day 11 – St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds We arrived at the cathedral just a few minutes before they closed it for the day. Unfortunately that didn’t leave a lot of time to take pictures.  

Here we have a picture of Lanie taken during a stop for tea at Bury St Edmunds. There’s really not a lot else I can say…

Lanie’s First Knickerbocker Glory – Vacation Day 10 – Lunch & Tea

My son’s friend joined us for lunch. We’ve not seen him since August 2009, when they popped into Springfield on a surprise second visit during their 3 month tour of the US. 2 pictures

Some Nostalgia for Lanie – Vacation Day 9 – Saint Nicholas’ Church, Great Hormead. 5 pictures

A Short Stay in London – Vacation Day 7. Our plan was to visit the National Gallery, Tate Modern and the Tower of London. 13 pictures

Vacation Day 5 – D-Day Celebrations and an Evening Meal – Gail organized a trip to the common to take part in some of the weekend’s D-Day celebrations. We enjoyed an afternoon of forties music, British food, sunshine and people watching. +7

A day out with friends of the family – Vacation Day 4 – Off to Dorset with Mick. I’ve known Mick and his parents since I was an infant, so that’s a long time. Leaving people behind is one of the hard things to live with when you emigrate. Which makes it all so much the better when we get a chance to meet up.

Lanie gets to ride in a double-decker bus… – Vacation Day 3 – A walk along the seafront, and the D-Day 75th Anniversary. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Fratton – Portsmouth UK.

Fratton – Portsmouth UK – I cannot resist an architectural shot every now and then, and this was one of those times.

Vacation Days 1 & 2 – Springfield to Havant Our trans-Atlantic transport at Dallas Forth Worth Airport. Rebbie gave us a lift to Springfield regional airport, and this time I managed to board the plane without breaking my camera. I did (as usual) have trouble getting through security. It seems they don’t get many DSLRs. …

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