Around Redcar

Trip Start May 22, 2006
Trip End Jun 21, 2006

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Thursday, May 25, 2006


The sun does not set until after nine. Even worse, the sun rises before five. Houston latitude is around 29N; I'm now in a latitude of around 53N. Its a bit confusing to a person from Texas. I wake up and see a good amount of light; it just happens to be 7 in the morning. The weather, a bit different than Southeast Texas. Its currently 46 degrees. It was a beautiful day today though; In the fifties, sunshine, wind off the sea. The pictures show our walk around Redcar. Pardon the cheap phrase, but "the pictures speak for themselves." Its funny how Liz's family finds it funny that I'm in amazement of their little coastal town. Its just that the architecture and layout is so completely different than what I'm used to. People can walk to wherever they need to go. Back home, I'd have to drive to get anything. Here, I could walk to get everything. There are also pictures of the park. A park in Texas is most likely a field, a pond, and maybe a trail. Here, its fully landscaped, multiple walking paths, a huge pond, and also large, open, well-manicured areas. Oh yes, I could live here. There was a bit of the U.S. here; KFC, McDonalds, and a few Starbucks-style coffee shops. We may have seen the only truck in the U.K. as well. Tomorrow, Middlesbrough.

Yeah, so I have enjoyed showing Matt the sights. Everyone laughs when I say, we saw the sights of Redcar. They don't understand how lucky they are that just a walk away from their house they can have freshly baked Yummy English bread, scones (pronounced Skon,not Skown), pastries, and cakes. There are fresh butchers where you can talk to the person chopping up the actual animal, we won't get specific. Windows are lined with fresh sausages, fish, chicken, and brightly coloured red meats! The town has expanded since I was here four years ago & I was excited to see places I have never heard of. We almost got ran over a few times while looking the wrong way, or just not looking & assuming cars don't drive like they have right of way! We walked all around the town, browsing houses from the last turn of the century & making our way to Locke Park. The park was a lovely sight that I haven't seen since I was little, although I still am, so we'll say about 15 years. I also tried to find the house where my Mam grew up, & got close, but not close enough, we will have to try again.
Anyway, I could continue to ramble on about our beautiful day, but we have to get a good sleep so we will be well rested to roam the streets of Middlesbrough...Go Boro!
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linzstoker on

No fair!
What the heck, Liz! I didn't get taken to the park when I was the visitor-in-tow! Just kidding.

I'm so glad to hear you guys are already having such a good time. The pictures are lovely, and I enjoy Matt's writing style. (I've too thought it was quite unpolite that they parade you past first class on your way to the couch seats. I also noticed that every single business class passenger busies himself with his palm pilots so as not to make eye contact with the couch passengers as they look on enviously at his roomy plush seat.)

Anyway, thanks for the sharing the posts. Please keep them coming!

odacoach on

Mom and Dad
Mom loved the pictures, but she did complain that there weren't enough pictures of Matt, (mom's go figure!) We are enjoying your trip, and ya'll are in a prayers daily!

Love ya'll...Mom and Dad

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