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Minay’s Trip Diary, Monday May 10, 2010

Well, here it was, Day Six of our trip – the day I’ve been dreading. We have to get back in the car and drive again. Oh no! We got up, packed up the last of our things and had … Continue reading

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Michael’s Trip Diary – Monday, May 10, 2010

Leaving Bath, Driving to Ilfracombe via Wells and Glastonbury. We only had to drive about 120 miles today, and we had packed the night before, so we weren’t in a huge rush to get going. We ate a leisurely breakfast … Continue reading

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Trip Ledger – Day 6 of 23 (May 10, 2010)

This is the ledger entry for the sixth day of our trip (our fifth day in the UK). Weather – Sunny, cool, breezy. Date – Monday, May 10, 2010 Left – Bath 10:30 am Arrived – Ilfracombe 7:30 pm. Breakfast … 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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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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Oyster Card or Travelcard: Which to Choose

London is a big city, larger than Houston by only seven square miles (607 to Houston’s 600), but London has 8.2 million people packed within its confines (to Houston’s 2.1 million). For an East Coast comparison, think of a less … 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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Finding Lodging in London

In London, I had located over forty promising possibilities, most of them hotels, and most more expensive than we were wanting to pay (most were between £130 and £250 per night — $198 to $380). Aside from sleeping, we weren’t … 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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