GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 10

Thursday September 28th 2022 Next morning we saw the escaped sheep mooching around in the hotel car park not really up to much except the off bray now and then. We bade his farewell, pulled out and heading back to the M6 motorway to head north over the border into Scotland, not too far from …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 9

Wednesday 27th September 2022 The first day here was Wednesday and we wandered up to Keswick which was the local market town in the northern part of the Lake District. We wandered around the quaint little town full of touristy shops and suchlike. The car park was a bloody nightmare. Unless you had cash, and …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 8

Tuesday 26th September 2022 Next morning, we set off up the A49 again, leaving Shrewsbury and heading north for the Lake District. As it was late in the year for tourism, we weren’t expecting too much. We stopped at a few places for snacks and drink on the way up. It was raining when we …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 7

Monday 25th September 2022 Last night we finished off our visit to South Wales with another nice meal in the Red Kite Restaurant. This time we settled for the traditional Sunday Roast Dinner. Jumping Jehoshaphat! It was huge and had the biggest Yorkshire Pudding I had even seen on it. Betty’s eyes were on stalks. …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 6

Sunday 24th September 2022 Had a very nice dinner in the Red Kite last night. They really are good and the staff is excellent too. Makes all the difference. We wandered north a little towards Raglan and Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. All places I had been to before. Abergavenny was really busy with sort of fanfare …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 5

Saturday 23rd September 2022 Had a pretty good night. It was a little noisy about 10pm with people coming and going into and from the Red Kite restaurant nearby. But it soon calmed down and we were off to sleep. This morning, Saturday, we had tea and biscuits in the room as there was nothing …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 4

Friday 22nd September 2022 Left Newport about 10am and headed along the M4 Motorway for Swansea. My Dad was born in Swansea many moons ago, and we have or had relatives there too but are not in touch now. We are heading for the Gower Peninsula and the Mumbles – famous local seaside places for …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 3

Thursday 21st September 2022 After a good night’s rest in the Ramada Inn south of Bristol, we decided to head up into South Wales for a few days, and headed to Caerphilly just north of Cardiff the capital of Wales. We had stayed there before mainly because my sister and her husband lived there and …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 2

Wednesday 20th September 2022. OK then, here we are at Leigh Delamere Services just west of Swindon on the M4 in UK. Last night’s room was in Travelodge a UK chain. It was OK, no worries, clean and tidy etc. First stop this morning was to the food services across the road for some breakfast …
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GUEST POST from David: UK Vacation, Sept. 2022 – Day 1

What follows is the first of a series of posts highlighting the trip of a British ex-pat in the US when he returns to the UK for a vacation. He shares the experiences with us here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next few weeks. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much …
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