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Driving to York today with Ruth and Charlie we stopped to view Hadrian's Wall at two locations. Maps 1-2. An 83 year old woman riding nearby said that on a clear day you can see it to the horizon. Running virtually from coast to coast we realise the Romans were making a serious effort to keep the Scots out of their domain. Not a lot has changed in 2000 years has it. We are still building walls either virtually or in other ways to keep others out. Thanks to Charlie for the long ...
... trains were so opulent it was hard to believe. Some of the carriages were designed for royalty so it makes sense. Great little museum, something different. An interesting part was seeing the live screens form the switching control room at the nearby York railway station and seeing the trains come past the building. On the way back I walked along the city walls. These walls used to surround the (much smaller) city in the Roman days. Not all of it remains, but ...
... glass and sculptures including monkeys around the boarders of the stained glass. We then went to the York museum, which was recommended by Lonely Planet due to the huge number of roman artefacts found. The museum contains items from the Bronze Age, to roman occupation, the Vikings and medieval times. A lot of the items have been found around burial sites. We then went for a walk around the streets ...
On Monday Christen and I decided to hop on a train and head to a new city to explore. We decided to go to York, because it looked very beautiful and I had heard good things about it. The train ride was only about an hour, which allowed us get home fairly early. Traveling by train is so much easier and cheaper than flying. There is no long security lines and you don't have to worry about them losing your luggage or being late. ...
... which are industrial and boring. The traffic was bad, it rained most of the way, and there was lots of road construction. It took us about 1.5 hrs longer than we had anticipated. However we discovered that the roadside "services" are very nice. They have a grocery store, coffee shop, clothing store, arcade, nice restrooms, a couple of fast food places, gas, and a motel. Quite civilized. Our York B&B is right in the River ...