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... feeling going to somewhere that you can't really imagine! I've looked at pictures for months of Vietnam and can't believe we will be there this time tomorrow! First stop is Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon) which by all accounts sounds mental! I'm a bit concerned I may get run over crossing the road! There are even tips online of the best way ...
... stopped and asked for my ticket. Ah, so a donation is not enough here - so I headed out into the sunshine again.
The Minster (C of E York cathedral) is an intimidating building - I also wasn't happy to pay a chunk of money to go inside. Constantine's statue got me thinking about what it was like to live here in those days. Headed for my comfort zone next - The Shambles!!!! Yay!! After my own heart! Then I found Little ...
... and was ushered into see Mr Prest by his carer. He's got all his marbles, wears a shirt and tie every day, just like when he worked in the Knaresborough bank all his career (apart from a stint in the war).
He told me about a lot of his memories, but I'll summarise mainly what he told me about the Waltons and the mill in Knaresborough. He remembers that the mill was called Walton's Mill for all of his working life ...
... couldn't get in because of the size of our suitcases. After a longish (3 hour) wait we caught the train back to Thirsk. This time their was no need to have booked a seat as the first class carriage was virtually empty and the two hour journey passed quickly. Cynthia met us on the platform and inside 20 minutes we were home. Our only task now was to stay awake for a reasonable time to try and combat the jet ...
... butterflies, bees and birds were plentiful and varied. Some of the butterflies insisted on landing on the path in front of us so we had to try to avoid standing on them; they must have had a death wish! One small tortoiseshell butterfly led us along the path for a good while, seeming to land for us to catch up before leading us on again.
One of the plans for the day was to treat ourselves to fish and chips on the sea front, so on our return ...
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