Travel Blogs from Stoke-on-Trent
... with plenty of people playing golf. It was even warm enough for my to not wear my coat. But it wasn't so warm that the mud had dried up, which meant we both left the journey with a good layer on our shoes.
We finally got to the castle and as we got closer, we saw, and heard, a group of children which must have been at a birthday party charging the castle with their swords. We got to the castle which was probably the highest point in ...
... He was very grateful and so was his wife. She looked a little uneasy so I assumed she wasn't comfortable flying. While I was getting off the plane and was in the customs line, the couple again shade their appreciation for me switching seats with them. I told them it wasn't a problem. And finally while we were collecting our bags and I helped them figure out which carousel our luggage was on, they came over and gave me a bottle of champagne that they had purchased ...
... assumes I love Obama because I am American.
28. Locals here are called "Stokies" because they live in Stoke-On-Trent.
29. For those that don't know, I live in Newcastle Under Lyme and Stoke-On-Trent is a very close neighboring town.
30. The Captain of the Titanic was a local "Stokie"
31. If you ask for pancakes, you get an oat cake instead. Which is a out wrapping with cheese and some sort of meat inside like bacon. They don't actually ...
... time still.
It was an hour to get to Birmingham with rolling green countryside and sleepy little towns on the way. At the Birmingham train station Dylan met us and showed us around the centre on foot and we grabbed a coffee for the ride home. Stafford is about 45 minute car drive from Birmingham and is the majority was on a main motorway. He parked in town and we walked around and through the park ending up by a very cute tea house called the soup kitchen ...
... under repair. Skipper, Jaunty Jeanie, or is it Crazy Maisie, did a few forwards and reverses, and kept calm and carried on. Passed several Potteries pot shaped kilns and Wedgewood Pottery Musem.
Passed some stunning canal-side gardens.
We eventually moored on the north side of bridge 103,
Ate an excellent chicken saag curry and went to bed not long after 22-00.