Ramada Birmingham Oldbury
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An early start meant we made it to Hopwas at 2pm as planned to meet up with my parents and grandparents.
It was our first day of bad weather, although it wasn't actually that bad, at one point we went under a bridge and came out on the other side in torrential rain. After a minor panic of putting on waterproofs it wasn't bad in the rain, I held up an umbrella for Carrie and we carried on in the rain. It wasn't cold and when the rain stopped and the sun ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
We stopped for lunch just south of Great Haywood, but first we went through Tixall Wide. Basically Tixall House didn't want their view spoilt by a canal, so it was disguised as a lake. Seems like a clever way to disguise a canal, and is quite an impressive thing as you come round the corner to find a massive expanse of water before you.
We stopped a little further on for lunch at a nice little lock side restaurant which gave us ...
... God is difficult to prove. Perhaps Jesus’s most important saying is: ‘A new commandment I give you – that you love one another.’ Not new, of course – it is a quote from the Judaic book Leviticus 19-18.
The word ‘love’ has suffered many meanings, but I think the best definition of Christian love is that of C.S.Lewis, namely ‘absolutely and completely wishing the good of other people with no hope of ...
... traveling for a month, we may be traveling for a year, but this will be a record of the places we go and the things we see.
Its our first attempt at this kind of touring and writing, and we hope that you find it interesting. If there's anything that you feel would make it better please comment. Come back often to check on our progress and if you are going to be in an area where we may be get in touch and maybe we can grab a beer.