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Not too much to write about today - seems like the whole day was spent in the car driving north towards Yorkshire. 7 hours in the back seat . yep. Thinking time,.
So I was thinking about Oscar Pistorius. Don't know if the story is getting much airtime in the states, but everybody is talking about it here, and comparing it to OJ Simpson's trial. The general concensus is that they both got away with cold blooded murder. ...
... 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 ...
... is an old pub/carvery that has a kid's play-for-pay facility attached. I assume that is so parents can enjoy their pints and/or dinners while watching their kids in the playroom. The kids seem to love it.
There were eleven of us today and it was a nice chance to spend some down time with Brian's kids and their families.
This place is a carvery, which is kind of like ...
... families, and to meet some relatives for the first time. We hope to see some of them in Battle Ground in the future!
After the party, some of us walked to The Cross Pipes pub for a drink and some more conversation. We watched the barmaid pull the pints the old-fashioned way, with a hand pump.
A very good day.