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Saturday night in
York with its ancient 13th century walls was quite animated. The streets were
groups of young people all enjoying themselves everywhere we went.
Sunday, Sept. 24
Toured York by bus (Guide Friday again) because it was
raining. This is the first bad
weather we've experienced and, according to the locals, we've been ...
... statues, intricate ornaments, etc. Charles Darwins name on the floor was about the first thing I saw and I started to get chills with each great person's name I saw: Isaac Newton, Henry Purcell, William Walton, and Benjamin Britten. These are all as you start your tour. Overwhelming. And the audio guide is narrated by Jeremy Irons and the music of Walton is playing and it caused chills. After viewing the tombs of so many royals, including Mary Queen of ...
Last night we made some plans for the week, although we haven't filled up every day. On the Underground towards Brixton yesterday, the train announcement said of one station that you should alight there for Buckingham Palace, so it was good to know that we were on a line for somewhere useful. That was our starting point for today's plans, but we ignored our rule of only seeing two things a day, because some things were only to be viewed from the outside. ...
... out of the box. The Americans left a lot of material behind and the locals used all of it. There are still fences made out of barbed wire from the prison and landing strip.
The french people also helped them organize and bury their dead and bonded with the Americans. They said the Americans left, and didn't come back for a while...they were young and needed to work and have families. After about 15 years, they started returning to visit.
... guys, that's it..." Ehm, I'm sorry what!? Just like that, a massive mis-matched crowd gets heralded to the front of the line and I watch the counter retreat with unconcealed horror. Oh, they're boarding noooooww? Well, by GOLLY, rush them on through and DON'T MIND, the lonely, puffy-eyed girl who was boarding TWENTY MINUTES AGO AND IS ABOUT TO MISS HER FLIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know, I think this whole departure thing has left me a bit wound up.