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... I miss I-5 today!! The English motorway system is kind of . . . . . I guess "User Unfriendly" is the nicest way to put it. We spent much of our time on the M5, M6, M62, M60, M606 going well under the speed limit of 70 because it was so crowded - EVERYwhere! There was also roadworks along about 80% of the way and we saw approximately 4 road workers actually out working. It took us 7 hours to make a 4 hour drive.
... even if the food was not the best that we have had this week. It was a fun evening with family.
This afternoon we took Barbara for a short visit with Paul's cousin Margaret, and on the way back we passed a little park along the Wharfe River called Tittiebottle Park. Barbara said the name came about because the butcher's wife used to sit alongside the river to nurse her baby.
After an English Breakfast (pretty close to the Scottish one), we left our home on the farm and drove to Fountains Abbey. Founded in 1132, the abbey operated for over 400 years, until 1539, when Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries. King Henry sacked the monks/churches wealth and demolished hundreds of abbeys. Fountains Abbey is the best preserved. Just seeing what's left gives you a hint of what it must have been like fully built. We stopped in Ripon for ...
I think we lucked out on the weather again today - sunny and warm. In Yorkshire one takes advantage of such a day, so I did a load of laundry and hung it out today. I miss that wonderful smell sheets and towels have when they are dried in the sun.
Andrew's family flies home to Jersey tomorrow, so today we all got together for lunch at the Hare and Hound/Wacky Warehouse.
... a party. It was held at the Old Otliensians Rugby Club and the clubhouse was perfect for our purpose.
45 folks enjoyed a wide variety of English party food and homemade desserts and an absolutely beautiful and delicious birthday cake.
It was really nice to catch up with some of Paul's cousins, nephew and niece ...