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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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Aug 28, 2011 - York

Sunday in cool, very windy York. We joined the thousands of other tourists heading into York for a fun day (poor planning on us as it is a Bank Holiday weekend). Anyway had very enjoyable day walking old town, through time-warp streets like the 'Shambles' with its overhanging upper floors and narrow pathway. We walked along the top of the medieval Roman city wall from the Lendal Tower along past the Railway Station then continued overlooking roofs of York residents, black slate roofs and terracotta chimney pots across the horizon. Continued...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Hagar the horrible..Viking Day!

Hi all,well today after going to bed at 2.30 am this morning trying to figure out how to load photos onto this journal! We got up early and once again blue sunny sky,really lovely day....very excited as we were trying to beat the crowds to see Jorvik Viking village..ques were bad yesterday.Well we managed to beat them and got in within 10 minutes of arriving.The streets of York were just starting to wake up,market stall holders setting up,shops opening and people having breakie in cafe's. We entered Jorvik exhibit ,as soon as we got through...

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NED on Tour! 2011

Aug 23, 2011 - York Minster,Walls and village.

Hi there,had a big sleep in this morning,nice huge king size bed very nice.. David cooked bacon and eggs for me today and we packed the backpack and set off on foot across the road to Monkgate our enterance gate into York Walls...very impressive.....we instantly fell in love with York,cobbled street,small brick and beam homes with tiny windows,planter boxes and baskets everywhere.The quaintest streets and shops and cafe's and pubs...just gorgeous.We went to the village market,around the streets and saw The Shambles the house roof tops are...

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NED on Tour! 2011

Aug 22, 2011 - Oooops sorry too much wine! Aug 20 th to Aug 22

Here we go again....well on Saturday after wifi stop on highway we headed to my aunts where we dropped Ethan off ,they watched soccer all afternoon and ate chocolate...he was happy... We set off on a very emotional journey for me ,we visited where mum and dad married,lived,where I was born,where my grandparents lay to rest, the home where Matt was born,and where we left Australia from...when we pulled up outside the house I remembered the driveway immediately,As I was standing out he front soaking it all in,the lady came out .I told her I...

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NED on Tour! 2011

Aug 19, 2011 - York

York, what can i say about this town, i will be back, i would have loved to stay longer than the 2 hours we had, but that is what touring is about, we did a walking tour of the city centre, walking through narrow cobbled streets, one of the streets we walked, is where the saying what a shambles comes from, it was a street where the butchers used to hang the cows, pigs etc outside and gut them and the contains would full on the cobbles and as this street is on a slight hill all the blood was washed away with the rain. They were having their...

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Aug 5, 2011 - A Day in York

I picked up milk from the adjacent gas station and we had the cereal we had brought with us for breakfast. We tidied up and set off for the park and ride and the bus took us to York. We went to the Jorvik Viking Centre. Jorvik is the old Norse name for York. The centre is extremely well done. The entry hall is a glass floor over the archaeological dig where many artefacts were found. Some of these are on display throughout the centre. From there you board a six person gondola which takes you through the Coppergate area of Jorvik with all...

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Aug 4, 2011 - York

We set off in pouring rain this morning and drove via the outskirts of Edinburgh across the border with England and down to York. We stopped at a service area for a picnic lunch. Nan chose a dry moment to go to the wash room. When she returned he rain was heavier than ever and she was quite wet. We arrived at the hotel we had booked close to York and got settled in then went drove to a park and ride lot and took the bus into York. It had more or less stopped raining by this time. York is an old city with narrow winding, cobblestone streets....

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Jul 3, 2011 - My Lizzy Bennet Moments

Today was a very big day for me, a day I have been longing for for several years, and one of the main things that made us want to take this trip. But first things first... We managed to find a Catholic church (in walking distance!) and went to mass, and then it was time to say goodbye to Harrogate. We had our final breakfast buffet at the hotel - I have quite enjoyed those breakfast buffets, particularly the sautéed field mushrooms. I never tried the black pudding, in spite of my desire to try local cuisine, but J tried it the first day...

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