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... squirrels were out in force. Corban was a little worried the squirrels would get him. Off to see the Queen, we had given her advance notice that we were coming and our time was limited but we unfortunately were unable to make our calendars work. We viewed Buckingham Palace from the outside only taking some pictures and waved as royal Kings do. With the planned part of the day all completed we walked back via Big Ben had a great view. The boys wandered back to the ...
... that field.
Maddi was an excellent supported to her brother and took
some excellent action shots of the games with the camera. We were all very proud of Corban’s
performance on the field and were hoping his black eye, bite marks (yes bite
marks) and little body would hold him in good stead for school the next day.
After the games were finished we packed up and took off to
McDonald’s for a fast feed before driving home ...
Day 7 Avignon March 31, 2015
There was an included Avignon walking tour today. We opted for the easier walking tour. The boat docks right near the walled city. Apparently they kept the wall up since it can save the city from flooding in a bad storm. The city contains both the Palace of the Popes and the Petit Palace. We stayed behind and did some shopping and managed to grab a quick lunch ...
... of Augustus who both died young.
The inscription dedicating the temple to Gaius and Lucius was removed in medieval times. However, a local scholar, Jean-Franēois Séguier, was able to reconstruct the inscription in 1758 from the order and number of the holes in the portico's facade, to which the bronze letters had been affixed by projecting tines. According to Séguier's reconstruction, the text of the dedication read (in translation): ...
... our way, the first port of call was Cavallion where we said goodbye to Andrew. The bus continued on to Avignon where we walked to the railway station, purchased our tickets only find out that some trains were on strike including the destination to Nimes.