Travel Tuesday – Longing for London

For a 10 year plus period, starting in 1998,  I was lucky enough to fly into Heathrow once or twice a year spending some time in London and other parts of England or Scotland.   Watching the Olympic coverage is making me miss my favorite destination, so I am sharing some more London scrap-book pages.    These snap shots  were taken on Christmas Day 2005 during a lunch cruise on the Thames.

 

Travel Tuesday # 28 – Peterborough Market & Cathedral

August 8, 2005 was a beautiful today to be in Peterborough England. 

                        

We spent most our time inside the “Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew Peterborough” — that is a mouth full.   However, as I look back it is these outside photos that remind me of how nice the day was.

If you click the link above you will see a list of the 10 things of note at the cathedral.  For me, as a reader of historical novels since my late teens, Katherine of Aragon’s grave & Mary Queen of Scots’ former resting place were the spots I headed for first.

 

Travel Tuesday # 23 – Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, Wells England

If there is any place where the pictures in my scrapbook fail to do justice to my memory of its beauty  Wells Bishop’s Palace & Gardens is it.  I also believe there have been a lot of improvements made to this attraction since my August 2005 visit.  
The first time we went to Wells to visit the Cathedral we were unaware that the Bishop’s Palace & Gardens were there just around the corner.  Luckily we found out about them on made a return trip to visit both.  And my husband and I need to get back to Wells England again as we have yet to catch a service and hear their choir live.

Travel Tuesday # 22 – Vale of Evesham

Time to share another scrapbook page.  I pulled a red binder off my shelf and found memories of an August 2005 trip to England.  My husband was on a mission to see a number of cathedrals and while there are tons of pictures of them I enjoyed taking shots of the landscape while we traveled mile after mile on trains.  These photos include some crops being harvested.  I could not figure out what the crop was.  If you know, or have an educated guess I am interested in learning.

I’ll be posting more pages from this particular trip in the weeks to come.  Until then…

Travel Tuesday # 21 – Molly’s in Hanover NH

I remember this restaurant as  Molly’s Balloon went it first opened.  It replaced a clothing shop and at the time there were other places to eat along Hanover’s main street that I preferred.  That  was back in the mid 1980s. Now the other places I knew are long gone.  So while making a day trip to the “Upper Valley”  Molly’s is where we stop for lunch these days.  It is pretty typical of a New England college town hang out, take your parents establishment.  The decor is wise crack comments on wooden plagues, old back and white photos of Dartmouth doings, and other memorabilia.

So when we stopped there this past Sunday I enjoyed a house salad, a cranberry spritzer, and the 4 oz maple glazed salmon with snow peas while my husband had a house salad, a Sam Adams Pale Ale, and a cheeseburger with fries.  Because I had no starch I asked if my husband wanted to share a piece of carrot cake with me.  Well I am sorry to say I failed to take a photo of the carrot cake but it was a gigantic slice.  We both ate all we wanted and still had about half of it left to bring home.

Travel Tuesday – Return to Summer Shack

As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I made a day trip to Boston on Sunday.  We returned to Summer Shack for a second time and were very pleased with the experience.  My appetizer was an item off the specials board, corn fritters with maple syrup.  The fitters were on the spicy side but the a deep dunk of each bite into the saucer of mid grade syrup helped balance that fact.  The rest of our meal was off the standard menu — with the exception that I was able to sub a side for my grilled shrimp:  I opted out of french fries and enjoy a sticky almond coconut rice that was part of an entrée special.

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