July - August 2016
  • Day28

    I'm Back (Sort Of)

    August 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We've survived the first leg of the journey home, the flight from Cardiff to Dublin and Dublin to Atlanta. Cardiff to Dublin was rough. The flight was almost three hours late, which meant we got to the hotel at 1am and had to head back to the airport at 7am. Ugh. No sleep that night.

    The next flight was good, though they were unable to check my luggags through to Medford and there isn't time to colkect it, check it, go through security and get on the plane on time in San Francisco, so I have the choice of leaving my luggage but catching the flight or getting my luggage and driving home. Driving it is! Ugh. My long travel day just got longer.
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  • Day27

    Cardiff

    August 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Here for the day before flying home tomorrow. The rain stopped just as I got off the train. Nice!

    Cardiff castle was lovely, too bad Uncle Dennis couldn't see it. He would have loved it. Everything from Roman ruins right up through air raid shelters all in one place.

    Afterward I went to the Doctor Who Experience. It made my nerd soul very happy.
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  • Day27

    Last Day

    August 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    It's my last day here, and a rainy one at that. I'm off to Cardiff for the day before catching the first of many flight home.

  • Day26

    Solva Wollen Mill

    August 18, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Mom and I couldn't resist taking a side trip to the Solva Woollen Mill. Lovely, lovely things to be found here. Also a nice tea room where we are enjoying a pot of tea and some Victoria sponge. Yummm.

  • Day24

    Kidwelly

    August 16, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    We've spent time wandering through Kidwelly castle and are now stopping to have lunch and tea. It was odd those moments when I would remember vividly taking pictures of specific little scenes back in 1995 and yet I could not remember the overall castle. Funny how memory works. Uncle Dennis clearly loved the place. He was only halfway through when we finished. He's going back for another few hours after we eat. It's been great to see his face while he was walking around. I could easily see what he was like as a kid.Read more

  • Day22

    Rest and Relaxation

    August 14, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Today we spent the day resting, doing laundry, and wandering in town a bit. I took a walk down to St. Non's well and chapel, which is right along side the Pembrokeshire Coast Trail. It was a lovely short walk to the coast.

    For dinner I was very glad to get in the kitchen and make roast chicken, new potatoes, roasted asparagus, and sauted carrots. Sometimes a little work is the best way to rest.
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