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Coombe Abbey and last day in Liverpool

Click Picture for Gallery Oh no! What? You mean it’s over?? Well, had a little breakfast this morning and then got checked out of Coombe Abbey. Met up with Nick and Soraya in the lobby and got the cars packed. It’s raining outside but softly. We went for a walk in the large park area […]

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire & Stratford-upon-Avon

Click Picture for Gallery So today was the big secret day. I wasn’t supposed to know what was going on but as soon as you arrive at Coombe Abbey they make it pretty apparent that there’s an *award winning medeaval banquet* that goes on here. I tried averting my eyes but it was pretty obvious […]

Warwick Castle and Coombe Abbey

Click Picture for Gallery Today was quite fun. Got up and headed out to the middle of the country to the town of Warwickshire. First to visit Warwick Castle. Ooooooo castle. Lots of interesting things including a long bow demonstration. Good show, then we walked through the castle and up to the top of one […]

Windermere and Blackpool

Click Picture for Gallery Had to get checked out of the hotel this morning so had some breakfast and then packed up. Back to Liverpool tonight. But not without some adventures first. We drove down to the bottom end of Windermere and went to the same place we picked up the ship the day before […]

Windermere – The Lake District

Click Picture for Gallery Today we hung about Windermere the whole day and just enjoyed the lake. We had to catch the ferry across the lake to catch the larger ship that goes up the length of the lake. We were headed to the halfway point of Bowness for lunch and then catch the ship […]

Lytham St. Annes to Windermere

Click Picture for Gallery Today we had breakfast at the hotel. Continental, but it was pretty well stocked with everything you need to get ya going. And it did and we were off! First to St. Annes for some shopping and met up with Veronica and Rick for some light snacks. Then we were off […]

Lytham St. Annes

Click Picture for Gallery Day Three… and I think jet lag has finally released its evil grip on me. I’m yawning all day but it’s good. So this morning got up and had some breakfast and just kinda relaxed a bit. Met up with Soraya and Nick. I got to beat Soraya at Wii Tennis […]

Formby Beach

Oh hey! Day two! Look at that! Already? Where does the time go? Got up this morning and did some site seeing around sleepy little Liverpool. Sunday morning, where is everybody? Quite a change from the night before. Checked out the cathedral and walked around it for a bit. So now we’re off to Formby, […]

Arrival in Liverpool

A long day awaits me. I woke up this morning and went to work as normal, but with the added stress of knowing I wasn’t going to get back to the house if I forgot anything. My flight wasn’t until 9:30pm so I just had to get there a few hours before. No big deal […]

Los Angeles to Liverpool

Ok, so, there’s this place, right? It’s called Liverpool. That’s in England dontcha know? And there’s a rather fantastical girl who lives there. Well, I’m going to go visit her. Shut up! I heard that! If I get around to posting this week there will probably be some rather silly photos of two goofballs with […]

The Amazing Race

Man, the last two days have been like an episode of The Amazing Race. I thought this morning was going to be a breeze getting to the airport. The airport is supposed to be 15 minutes away by train. Flight’s at 9:55, but Jill thought it was 9:30. Not sure where she’s getting these numbers […]

Amsterdamn You Dirty Apes!

Today was just problem after problem but all got resolved and a gay angel was hoping to get his wings.

Amsterdaming – Drunken Buildings

Got up this morning and rented some bikes to cruise around the city. Great way to get around, you never have to wait for trains or buses, just hop on and you’re there in a few minutes. Amsterdam’s so small all the main sights are within 10 minutes of each other by bike. I wanted […]

Berlin to Amsterdam

Last thoughts on Berlin…. What a great place.

Germany vs. Argentina

Today was all about The Game.

Tourist Day in Berlin

Took a little bus tour around the city today to hit the major sights. A couple annoying guys hopped on at the last minute and were really loud and talking during the english portions of the commentary.

Laundry, finally.

The reception gave us the address of this place a couple stops down on the U-Bahn. At first it didn’t look like anything but a cafe butin the back is the washing section.

Paris to Berlin – You Will Be Clean

Well, on the train today. Got up without a problem and headed over to Gare du Nord and got our Eurorail tickets.


Hopped the double decker tour bus today to just travke around town and get the commentary.

Paris Day 2.5 / Catacombs / Arc de Triomphe

The internet connection has been a bit lacking the last few days…. Hopped over this morning to the Catacombs to check out millions of dead people.