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Michael’s Trip Diary – Friday, May 7, 2010

In Bath all Day, Wandering Around, Seeing the Sights, and Taking a Tour from a Blindfolded Tour Guide. We woke up about 6:45 am. I don’t think our bodies and brains were completely in sync with local time yet. I … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Thursday, May 6, 2010 — Part 02

Fleet to Bath, via Salisbury After we were rested and ready to tackle the road again, we got back on the M3 and headed west. We still had about fifty miles to go to reach Salisbury, and then another forty … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Thursday, May 6, 2010 — Part 01

Heathrow Airport to Bath, via Salisbury So, picture this. Up until a day or so before we left, we weren’t even sure we would be able to fly to England. The Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced Aye-ya fyah-dla jow-kudl — try … Continue reading

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Minay’s Trip Diary – Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Houston to London In their prime my parents were very keen on traveling around the country. Dad took care of the car and the driving; Mom did the organizing, planning and packing. Mom was a great planner. And an even … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Houston to London We set our alarm for 7:00 am, Houston time. Our flight was scheduled to leave Houston, on Continental Airlines, at 3:45 pm, so we didn’t need to be at the airport until about 2:00 that afternoon, but … Continue reading

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Flio’s First Photo Album

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Just to get you thinking about everything that’s coming up, here’s a slideshow of two dozen photos from various days throughout the trip. Mouseover the slideshow to click on pause or go forward or back. Right-click on any image and … Continue reading

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What Michael Packed

Minay has just given you a good rundown of the items she packed in her suitcase, and I’m about to cover mine. Before I do, though, I should point out that her suitcase is considerably smaller than mine. Hers is … Continue reading

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What Minay Packed

Let me talk here about packing for a twenty-three day trip where we will constantly be on the move and have no real idea what the weather will be like. I am usually a belt and suspenders girl (I like … 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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