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Travel Blogs from Horton-in-Ribblesdale
... to catch up with my cousin John and his fiancÚ Jane
and John’s son Chris and of course Mary, mother of the bride.
The next day we moved off to have a look at Bolton Abbey and
the priory ruins which are close to Ilkley.
What an amazing area that is and well worth a visit. It is an area of walks, historic buildings,
picnic and bbq areas, a river with medieval stepping stones across it and many
other interesting places. We spotted a ...
... church in the diocese. We discovered a grave stone for Sir John Clifford b.1388 d.1422, he was a knight of the Order of the Garter (he figures in our ancestry search).
Another day we drove over to Cawood, looked in the parish church there - it was raining quite heavily and 2 ladies came inside to get out of the wet. While chatting it was revealed that these ladies new of Gillies as he will be speaking at a church in Bilney Wood (way done south) next ...
... Michelle for dinner and we met them at a beautiful restaurant just opposite Carnegie Hall. We enjoyed a great time together with them.
When we came on stage for the performance we were very pleased to see the auditorium about 80% full - I will never forget seeing all the stalls and balconies filled with an appreciative audience.
The performance went really well - the excitement was high and the concentration intense - we sang ...
... behind the bar and I am stoked for the experience and well…. let’s be real…. THE CHANG CHANG! :P That will put the bank account way back compared to what I’ve spent already. I have been doing awesome on my budget. It’s amazing the things that you come across when you have the right frame of mind and attitude on life. It reminds me of the writing on attitude saying life is 25% what happens to you and 75% of how you react to it.
... after the frustration somewhat subsided, I ran across an abandoned railroad track. Lightbulb! The track crossed with my trail at the river, so I trudged my way north following the track until I spotted my right path. Bus diverted! I soon came to a daunting looking hill ahead so I stopped to grind on my vegetable beef I had in my ziplock and ended up talking to a local boy on his four wheeler about the hike ahead. He told me that the hill I was about to head ...