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2nd E-mail Home (5-9-2010)

Here’s our second e-mail to Minay’s sister, it’s dated 5-9-2010. I sent the first one a couple of days before. Minay wrote this one. From: Minay Sirois To: Lyndy Sherman 5/9/2010  8:27 PM Subject: Our Day at Stonehenge Hi, Lyndy– … Continue reading

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Minay’s Trip Diary, Sunday May 9, 2010

Stonehenge, Cotswold Villages I won’t cover getting up and eating the take-away breakfast since Michael covered that pretty well. Let’s just start with the tour. What a treat to have someone who knows the roads do all the driving, so … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 5 of 23 (May 9, 2010)

This is the ledger entry for the fifth day of our trip (our fourth day in the UK). Weather – Still cold and windy, spitting rain (especially out on the Salisbury Plain). Date – Sunday, May 9, 2010 Left – … Continue reading

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Minay’s Trip Diary – Saturday, May 8, 2010

As Michael said, it was a full house at breakfast today, but the meal was as good as ever. After eating I put on as many layers as I thought decent (could I get away with wearing my nightgown, too?) … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Saturday, May 8, 2010

In Bath all Day, A Hen Party, Taking a Bus Tour, Seeing the Royal Crescent and the Fashion Museum, Eating Great Food, Listening to Rugby. We woke up about 8:00 am, but didn’t struggle out of bed until 8:30. We … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 4 of 23 (May 8, 2010)

This is the ledger entry for the fourth day of our trip (our third day in the UK). Weather – Cold and windy, spitting rain. Date – Saturday, May 8, 2010 Left – didn’t leave Bath Arrived – stayed in … Continue reading

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The Zones of London and Other Transportation

In the previous post we talked about Travelcards and Oystercards and the zones in London (pdf map), but we only touched on Zones 1 and 2. We mentioned that Zone 1 is primarily Central London, and Zone 2 is the … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part Two

The information we discovered after analyzing several tour brochures formed the basis for why we decided to go it alone. This one takes a look at a longer tour, fifteen days (which is about a week short of our trip), … Continue reading

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To Tour or Not to Tour: Part One

We’re going to take a step back here to explain why we didn’t just sign up with a tour company and let them do all the driving. Early on in the decision-making process, I compared what tour companies could offer … 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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