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Our stay in the United Kingdom this time is only about five days. We had travelled fairly extensively throughout the British Isles on our last trip and we always had planned to head South. The few days here were really only for getting over jet lag and for playing golf. Having done that, we hit the road to head to Birmingham and our flights to Spain.
Along the way we stopped at a charming English town ...
... and the tour through the great hall explaining the suits of armour, swords etc have both Tomi and Neo mesmerised. Headed outside in time for the archery show which was fantastic. The history of the English longbow, which actually came from Wales, was interesting and the actual archery was impressive. The wandering carries on with some very cool photo opportunities, the weather has cleared up and as we head to the bottom of the castle grounds ...
Helicopter flight into the Grand Canyon.
Jeep ride through Monument valley.
Golden Gate visit.
Photography course in Yosemite ...
spend day with mum and dad going around garden centres then spend evening having a lovely toby carvery and a few drinks before staying in Travelodge close to Birmingham airport.
went for breakfast and to airport next day ready for the long flight ahead of us.
Sun 24th march
... the day along the side of it at different locations. First we checked out the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. It's said that this place is the place where Jesus fed 5,000 men with just 2 fish, and 5 loaves of bread, mentioned in the gospels Mathew and Mark I think. It was a cool place, there is a rock at the alter which was used as a sorting and preparation rock by the fishermen of the day. Also they believe this is the place because they found an ancient mosaic of ...