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Jul 20, 2012 - Gloucester July 20

Today after breakfast we walked around town and saw the town crier announcing the weekend events. There is a food festival in town and the Archbishop of Canterbury is coming tomorrow. We shopped a bit and walked to the park where they are setting up a carnival of kiddie rides and food trailers. Once we had done the trek around the park we ended up at the harbour where there were all sorts of tents with food and crafts vendors selling their wares and giving out test tasters. By the time we had tasted all the treats, we were no longer hungry...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Gloucester Waterways museum and canal tour

Today after breakfast a group of us went to a real coffee shop for a coffee that wasn't instant- thank goodness! Afterwards we walked to the docks and walked through the waterways museum. It was full of artifacts from the old narrow canal boats and had many displays with historical information and models of engines, locks, etc. We then boarded a touring boat along the canal with a great informative narrating captain. Fish and chips were the next order of the day and then we walked to the cathedral for a tour. We began our tour in the crypt-...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Gloucester Cathedral Inside where they filmed Harry Potter

Today was a wet, cool day in the morning so we puttered away the day by walking through the shops and stores that we hadn't explored yet- The Olde Woollen Mill and a great big department store where we had coffee. Then we walked to the train station to check out the details of our train for Ely Monday and continued our back street explorations. We popped in a Baptist Church which had a cafe with reasonably priced food and since Mom had an assignment from her pastor to visit other church soup kitchens and drop in centres, we went in. A...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Gloucester Cathedral, the Historic docks and town

Today after a hearty breakfast we walked the city. Lots of lovely shops like Gap, H&M, Marks and Spencer's, Starbucks, Dollar stores and many outlet stores as well as cozy bakeries, pubs and jewellry shops. We walked down to the Historic docks at the quay and strolled along all the restored warehouses which have been turned into businesses, government offices, shopping centres and condos. We returned to the Inn and dressed for Evensong after a long day of exploring the city. Tonight's music was Psalm 135 plus Watson in E and Hail Gladdening...

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May 6, 2012 - Gloucester

As we still had a lot of daylight and had done the central and southern villages on our list, Yve suggested we go to Gloucester near where another friend of Chanelle’s had taught. SO off we went again. Nearing the town we saw some tourist signs, one to the cathedral and the other to the Port museum. I thought the latter might be interesting, so asked if we could head there. With the help of our trusty little GPS man (who had done very well all day. He had been turned off when we strayed between villages!) We easily found it. I really...

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Europe 2012

Sep 7, 2011 - On the road to Gloucester- Day 6

Saying farewell to London, our limo picked us up at 730 and whisked us out to Heathrow to pick up our car and begin the real adventure. The day took an immediate turn when a full panic hit SOMEONE. For SOMEONE could not find all our vouchers, those little slips of paper that confirm things like car rentals, all hotel bookings, flights; the minutae, the details. Disaster, full disaster...tear apart all luggage in middle of the busy rental lot. No luck, phone the hotel. "We'll have housekeeping check, call but in half and hour." The cell...

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2011 UK and Ireland

Jun 15, 2010 - The Forest of Dean

Tuesday 15th - Fine Took the bus into town for breakfast then home to pack then back to catch our 1.20pm bus to Cheltenham. Chris was there to pick us up and took us for a drive thru the forest on the way home. Had a cuppa then took the dogs for a walk to Soudley and back then went for a drink at the Rising Sun (dogs came inside) then another drink and fish and chip tea at the New Inn (dogs came inside). Then home. Wednesday 16th – Fine Arranged Car insurance so we could drive Chris car. Then went into town to buy some groceries. Took the...

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Europe 2010

Jul 4, 2008 - Gloucester

Well Moby failed his annual roadworthy check.... but not to despair, you get 10 days to fix the things that failed and lucky it was nothing really bad and lucky Willy is very handy and could fix it all himself. We just needed to change the brake pads, the front shocks, one of the tyres and we had been having a bit of trouble with our lights and we had to fix that, but he worked that out too. The only thing that was bad was the emissions test. On the test the pass score is 2.5, well poor Moby got 11.5! Hmmm but they told us to run our fuel...

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Apr 30, 2007 - Back to England

It was a rush getting ready to leave, but by 11:30 we were all packed up in the VW Golf and on our way back to Bordeaux. The car had done well, carrying sod, bricks, soil and us! A good vacuum and the rental agency doesn't know any better. :) We have vowed to come back and do another weekend des femmes, probably the first weekend in September. Even with the lack of sleep, it was a lovely place to stay, and I would love to have some more time to explore the area. I even drove here, as I felt much more comfortable with driving on the right...

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Apr 19, 2007 - Winchcombe Walk

Back in the Cotswolds, and with another beautiful day ahead, it's a good day to walk! Thursday is the only day that there is a bus going to Cheltenham. The bus only seats 25 people, and by the time it got to Blockley the bus was half-filled with the "blue rinse crowd". The bus driver was not any younger, and when I announced that I was going to Winchcombe (another village along the way) he had to consult his bus fare chart to calculate the price for a return ticket. I sure hope that he is far-sighted, as I had to help him read the chart!...

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Feb 11, 2005 - Land Rover Experience weekend at Eastnor Castle

Thanks to a friend from work who won the weekend in Wales I got to experience an awesome weekend of driving Landrovers and I got to stay in Eastnor castle which is a privately own castle. The current owner took us for a tour on the Saturday night before dinner in the grand dinning room. After dinner we retired to the drawing room for some Cognac before heading to the little library for some pool and more drinks. Retiring at around 2 am, I got to sleep in the room that Queen Mary stayed in, in 1937. We also participated in some clay pigeon...

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