The Grainstore Apartments
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We are on our way! We are in the Admiral Club, the American Airline lounge at O’Hare airport in Chicago, awaiting the plane to take us to Heathrow in London and on to our final destination via British Airways to Geneva, Switzerland. Would you believe it will be in the mid 80’s and no rain during the day and 60’s at night the whole 6 days we are in that beautiful mountainous country. No humidity I’m thinkin’.
The purpose of our voyage, which ...
... s Cross we also went to a play, The Railway Children, which was really good. In the morning we went to the British Museum which had lots of ancient art works carved on stone. Then we went on a train to Salisbury from Waterloo Station. At Salisbury we saw Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta. ...
... of it and enjoyed the Irish mountains which surrounded us in the Glendalough valley. We saw a 6th century monastery and round tower, as well as sights made famous from the movie P.S. I Love You with Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank. In the medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny there were cathedrals and a huge castle to see. There was also the Smithwick's/Kilkenny brewery, so we of course had a pint of Kilkenny in the city.
Mom and Gramsie are ...
... and, while you know you are not alone in sightseeing through the store, you also feel rather intimidated by the number of employees eyeing you as you walk through. Any store that has its own giftshop for said store, is a little extreme.
For dinner I found a great pub called the Prince Albert, in Bayswater area, and I highly recommened to anyone staying near there. Great food, kind staff and comfortable atmosphere. An all around good english pub.
Day 2: March ...
... really strong French cheeses, light and nutty British cheeses and one with cloves and nutmeg in it which won me over.
I think I might get some to take to Tim and Chris's later this week. They always have such lovely food - I need to up my game a bit.
I wandered around with some money in my pocket, getting fruits and vegetables and fresh eggs, and cheese and all really ...