Hello, I’m a Brit who unexpectedly ended up emigrating to the USA in 2008. Unexpectedly, as in, at the beginning of 2007 I had no intention of visiting the US on vacation, let alone living here. And now, here I am in Springfield, Missouri, in the American Midwest with the love of my life, my wife Ginger. I have two grown sons and a couple of grandchildren in the UK, and three step-children here in the US, all of whom have fled the nest.
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Visit to the UK to meet our new grandson and catch up with our UK family.
Storm clouds over the Solent – Vacation Day 12.
Footpath to Kingley Vale. Vacation Day 9. Today we went for a short hike with Marcelle and Charlie (the dog).
Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather – evidence of fairies in the woods.
The yew trees at Kingley Vale are large and old (400 years or so), they are also weirdly contorted as can be seen here.
View from the Devil’s Humps, Kingley Vale. 3 pictures
View from Kingley Vale – It all looks very peaceful now, but Kingley Vale was formerly used for artillery practice.
South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale
Feeding Stanley during lunch in Nicholson’s 3 Pictures
Grandpa – Grandpa and Stanley. 3 pictures
Grandma – Vacation Day 2, Ginger getting some grandma practice.
Newest Addition -We think he looks like Dr. Evil…
Grandma and Stanley.
Supper – Gail and Stanley – late evening dessert in ‘The Coffee Cup’ 2 pictures
Fishermen in the dusk.
Sunset and Fish & Chip supper on South Parade Pier – Vacation Day 2. 2 Pictures
Watching the Dawn.
Dawn at 30,000 feet – Vacation Day 1. SGF to ORD. Two-minute read