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May 2, 2012 - Vikings and portraits

Our second day in York saw us visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre. The centre stands on the site of an important archaeology find which discovered the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking city of Jorvik. The Centre presents the history of the Vikings and displays a number of artefacts. In an interesting display we were taken via a time capsule (ride) around a recreation of the city getting an interesting perspective of the city. After Jorvik we decided we wanted a good walk so we decided to go outside York to Beningbrough Hall and...

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May 1, 2012 - Walking around York

We had visited York several times but quite awhile back. We were going to start our day by walking the old town walls but dogs were not allowed on the walls unfortunately. So instead we headed into the town, Daisy once again enjoying visiting a new place – she is a real tourist! The history of York goes back to Roman times when they chose the site of modern day York as a military camp. The city was much fought after the Romans and in its time the city of York was: • Capital of the Roman empires northern European territories. • Centre for...

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Mar 14, 2012 - Naburn, York

We bussed into York again and since it was a cold, grey day we elected to visit the York Castle Museum. Having spent over 3½ hours there and only seeing half of it we were impressed when given an extension for tomorrow to go back and see the rest at no extra cost. We lost our way heading back for the bus and consequently missed it by minutes. Lucky for us there is a pub just across the road so we spent the next 45 minutes in The Red Lion, an olde-world building structured around original wooden beams which can apparently be dated back to...

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Mar 13, 2012 - Naburn, York

Caught the bus from outside the campground into York and walked around getting our bearings and a feel for this lovely old city. We decided to visit the Jorvik Viking Centre and spent several hours learning about the Viking history of York. After that we wandered the streets and visited The Minster which is an amazingly old and huge church. We bussed back late afternoon to a lovely pork casserole that had been cooking in the slow cooker.

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Mar 12, 2012 - Naburn, York

Jude and Tony were off to work by the time we got up. We had breakfast, did some washing and packed up Homer and by that time it was about 1pm. We drove towards York in search of our next campsite … but were unlucky on two occasions with one not open until Easter and the other closed for renovations. Third time lucky was Naburn Lock Caravan Park (YO19 4RU), a lovely rural park. We pulled up to reception and as we got out a 2010 Delaware Autotrail pulled in behind us. We chatted with Jim and Lesley for some time and got some valuable...

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Feb 5, 2012 - York!

so yesterday was the trip to York. We were all up at like 7am in order to get to the bus by 830am. It was a two hour bus trip to York and we were all excited because its supposed to be a really nice drive to York so we were all planning on taking a bunch of pictures, but a half hour into the trip all of us fell asleep.... woops. We got to York around 10:30 and Emma, our study abroad adviser, gave us a sheet of paper with a bunch of attractions in York and a map of where all of these attractions were. We started off walking in a group of...

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Oct 16, 2011 - York

So it is the 26th of February 2012 and I’m only now writing my log for York, UK which happened all the way back in mid October 2011. Why did I take so long? Who knows? No one probably. So instead of trying to figure out the great mystery of why it took me so long to type this out, I’m going to do my best and recall what we did, because I remember it was pretty darn great and worth sharing. So from what I remember organising York was probably the most tricky in finding places to stay that weren’t super expensive or completely booked out. We...

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Sep 30, 2011 - York

This is the final entry and it covers our last two days. This entry is Saturday October 1 at 630PM at York. Yesterday morning before leaving the very touristy town of Bowness-on-Windermere, we took a boat cruise on Windermere Lake. Bowness is about mid-lake on the eastern shore, our cruise was to the top of the Lake and back, about an hour and a quarter return. Beautiful here in the heart of Lake Country with Windermere Lake being England's largest at 10 miles long a 1 mile wide at its greatest breadth. Gouged out by a glacier and...

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Trip Journal

2011 UK and Ireland

Sep 17, 2011 - Field trip to the Yorkshire Dales

Bob’s Bits We spent Saturday tramping and “autoing” around part of the Yorkshire Dales. Our days adventures started with a trip to Thirsk the home of Alf Wight who is better known as James Herriot, the author of the All Things Great and Small series. Alf had to write under a pseudonym due to a law that using his own name be a form of advertising for his practice which would be illegal. A nice small museum is located in the veterinary practice where Alf worked, lived and wrote his books. A pleasant hour was spent wandering around while...

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Sep 16, 2011 - York, Only 356 pubs to go

After another day of aimless wandering through the streets of York, we just wanted something simple for dinner. Bob’s Bits Food Report Dinner our second night in York at Cafe Rouge. We first ate at a Cafe Rouge in London where this French oriented chain originated. M & I started with Salade Caesar & baguette. Tonight was M's turn for a steak, so she ordered bavette marinated in rosemary & garlic, melted garlic beurre maison and crisp frites. I asked for the Boeuf Bourguignon - onions, mushroom, red wine sauce, Dauphanise potatoes and green...

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Sep 15, 2011 - York, One city -- 360 pubs

Marilyn’s Musings Overview of our Four Days in York The city of York was founded by the Romans in 71 AD giving it just a tad of history. When not checking out his wall, the Emperor Hadrian held court in what was to become York. In 866 AD, the Vikings captured the city, followed by the Normans 2 centuries later. Guy Fawkes was born and did his plotting here, the church (as in “of England”, not ‘Catholic”) reestablished itself here, and the railroad arrived here. So there’s lots and lots of things to see here. We spent the first afternoon...

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Sep 14, 2011 - My beamish boy! O frabjous day!

Joint Jottings Our breakfast this morning was straight out of an episode of the British series, Keeping Up Appearances with a modern day Hyacinth Bucket exerting her presence everywhere. Her husband’s name was also Richard, like the long suffering husband in the series. The sun was shining and the wind was almost nonexistent -- the perfect day for being outdoors. And so, we headed to one of England’s open air museums (somewhat similar to Old World Wisconsin), Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum where much of the restoration and...

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