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... Perhaps it is because I seem to hang out with a lot of English senior citizens. For break, Paul got something called "dome coffee cake" and it turned out to be like a big Mallomar. Definitely not a salad.
Jill and Gary came over to say their goodbyes before returning to Jersey tomorrow,. We continue to try to convince them to come visit us in Washington, Gary has been sick with some kind of flu/bug for 3 days, ...
After a week of family celebrations, it is finally Barbara's actual birthday.
Paul and i got an early start this morning picking up some wooly stuff for Annette.
The shop is one of several businesses located inside an old woolen mill. Barbara's older sisters worked in this mill back in the 20's and 30's.
I don't spin or knit, but always enjoy visiting Adelaide Walker wool shop and the ...
... how/when it was built. Joe and I even climbed all the twisty steps to the dome for a bird's eye view of the city. We've thus far been blessed with excellent weather - blue skies, sunny - some clouds and warm. After visiting St. Paul's and even staying for Evensong, we headed across the Millennium Bridge and walked the South Bank to the London Eye... Which only the guys were brave enough to ...
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 ...
... the walk along the top of a ridge, past several crags finishing with Helm Crag (The Lion & The Lamb) before a steep descent to the village below.
Being early, we went left.
It turned out to be a massive walk - up and down past Calf Crag and Gibson Knott before finally reaching Helm Crag. The views of the Grasmere region made it worth it, but when we finally finished the steep descent and covered the last flat kilometres to the ...
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