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1st E-mail Home (5-7-2010)

As a small addendum to our trip diary entries, I will periodically insert a copy of the e-mails we sent to Minay’s sister, Lyndy. I think there were about nine of them (e-mails, not sisters). I’ll post them, slightly edited, … Continue reading

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Minay’s Trip Diary – Thursday, May 6, 2010

Terra firma.  I love it.  Nothing vibrating, more air, lots of space around me.  From this you can guess that I was very glad that we had landed.  Michael covered the process through the airport pretty well.  All I’ll add … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 2 of 23 (May 6, 2010)

This is the ledger entry for the second day of our trip (our first day in the UK). This day was spent arriving at Heathrow, picking up Flio, and driving to Bath via Salisbury. Weather – Overcast and cold; Very … Continue reading

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Flio’s Photo Album – May 6, 2010

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Our first day was mostly traveling between Heathrow Airport and Bath. We got a late start, and only made one stop for anything other than a break at a service area (for a meal and to regroup after getting off … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 1 of 23 (May 5, 2010)

This is the first of twenty-three ledger entries. Each is a simple accounting of where we ate, slept and drove during the trip, what we bought, and how much everything cost. This day was spent getting to the airport, and … Continue reading

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About the Rest of the Blog

From here on, the blog is going to be about the trip itself. Each day will be presented in at least four separate posts. The first post for each day will consist of pictures taken on the trip, with a … Continue reading

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How Much is This Costing Us?

It was now March 10, 2010. We were still two months away from leaving, and we had already spent $2,125. After reserving the rooms in London and Bath, we made a decision to purchase English Heritage Overseas Visitor Passes. The … Continue reading

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Planes and Trains and Cars, Oh My!

It was mid-February, and we were now beginning to spend money. The first big expenditure was airfare ($1,700 for the two of us). We had already bought some books by that time, and had our passport photos taken, but all … Continue reading

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How Much Could We See?

After pondering the possible route we outlined in the previous post (essentially, London to Bath to Cornwall, maybe to Wales, then to Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, then to Liverpool, then the Lake District, then Scotland, then back through the Midlands … Continue reading

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Where in the UK Should We Go?

I had a list of eighty-six possible locations in my spreadsheet, plus there were a number of places we wanted to see that weren’t on it for various reasons. For example, I wanted to see Abbey Road, and Minay wanted … Continue reading

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