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Oct 22, 2013 - Getting real in Bath

I typed this when I was out instead if summarizing at the end of the night. I like this better! Okay. In Sam Wellers Pub listening to Olivia newton - John. It's slightly disco and I love disco! Just ordered a cottage pie and pint of the local brew. My plan is to go to the rooftop Thermae Spa after this to sit out and look at the stars. So far we are blessed with no rain. Rain rain stay away!! I went to the Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths today. Too bad there was scaffolding everywhere at the baths! I tried to get some good pics without the...

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Sep 25, 2013 - Ancient History

Very nice Continental breakfast. Walked downtown, about 30 min to town center. Bus tour to Stonehenge. Returned to Bath. Nice lunch at Italian restaurant. I had brushetta with goat cheese, yummy. Some had stone baked oven pizza. Wonderful, cool little courtyard Walked around town center awhile. Toured Roman Baths, fantastic Dale and Susan attend 5:30 prayer service at cathedral. After service Dale gets to play a few chords on pipe organ, then listen to organist practice. Meet Deb and John at restaurant on square, listening to street...

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Sep 24, 2013 - On the Road again, West

Leave Bury, take train to Cambridge. Leave luggage at "left luggage" for couple of hours. Walk around town center. See outside of Kings College. Have lunch at Italian patisserie. Leave Cambridge noon. Comfortable trip to London At Kings Cross station,transfer to London tube system. Buy Oyster Cards. Travel several stops to Paddington station. Change back to National Rail system. Had reservations for 1430 train to Bath. Crowded train, get to Bath 4 pm. Mike our B&B host, there to meet us in his grey Jaguar. Quick trip to his house. Left...

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Sep 9, 2013 - Through Wales to Bath

We left beautiful Chester this morning & set off for Bath via a picturesque drive through the countryside & into Wales briefly. We stopped at a very quaint old town called Ludlow on the way where we saw Richard's Castle - typical early medieval castle with turrets etc. Are we sounding blase? There is so much history here, it feels like we come from a very new country indeed. On the way we came across the enormous remains of an abbey - completely empty without a roof and with grass growing inside. It's amazing to just drive around a bend &...

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Aug 2, 2013 - Oh and what will it sound like?….

Mmm and what will I wear? Oh, tell me what will it sound like The morning I get there …. Well I'll probably be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, which is pretty much all I wear, because it is all I have with me. And if I can pick my soundtrack then who better then Simone Felice to sing to me? So it will sound like, the high heel of a boot stomping on a stage with a sweet acoustic note ringing out and a voice, yeah, well the voice of the devil himself…. So it is the morning of July 27th, I am still in London, and who comes to pick me up? None...

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May 4, 2013 - Bath and Football

Paula and I got an early train to Bath, where we were met by Trevor Jones, our guide for the day. He took us all around the city, and with his particular interest in architecture, we were able to see the different styles of buildings there. Trevor suggested that there were three very important people we should remember when we think of Bath. And no, Jane Austen isn’t one of them. Apparently she didn’t like the place at all, but did spend time there as a helper to her parents. One of the memorable citizens was Beau Nash (1674-1762), who was...

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Nov 10, 2012 - Bath & Stonehenge

So another weekend, another trip. This time to spend the night in Bath at the YMCA hostel and then go see the famous Stonehenge! In the morning Saba, Amy and I walked over to Parkinson Steps to wait for the coach. We saw David (an Australian) and Brandon (a Canadian) who were waiting for a coach to go to Cambridge. We met them on the York trip. While we were waiting and chatting to them, Saba's friend Cassie (ANOTHER Canadian) came over to us and also my friend (ANOTHER Canadian as well). So once our coach got here I sat with Paddy, Saba...

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My Year Abroad

Aug 16, 2012 - Bath

We awoke yesterday to heavy rain, so we didn’t venture out until it started to ease off. To catch the bus into town we left the campsite across a little bridge and took a public footpath through an overgrown meadow. We made our way to the Jane Austen Centre, where heard a very interesting commentary about Jane’s life in Regency Bath, and then walked through the exhibition of fashions, furnishings and Jane’s memorabilia. When we came out the rain had stopped and the sun was out so we walked through The Gravel Walk up to Royal Crescent and...

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Jul 22, 2012 - Sunday-Gloucester cathedral Eucharist & Evensong

No pictures today- took sunday off and decided that two services and lots of singing was enough. I am sitting in the courtyard of the New Inn with all the remaining choir members. Some have already headed off to London to travel to further destinations such as Paris, Scotland and Austria. Many are heading home early tomorrow. We had a great morning service with the communion and then lunch at the Cozy Pew after having wine at the Rector's garden. Afternoon service was a great evensong with our favourite Magnificat by Blair. We sang our way...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Bath & the Roman Baths, Stonehenge & Bristol

Today on our free day we went with Michael, Sandra and their two daughters Ashely and Rachel to Bath and Stonehenge. We left early to catch the 9am train to Bath which took 1hr and half through the lovely Cottswalds countryside. Once we arrived in Bath we felt as though we were in a completely different era and country. All the buildings were made of a special stone and quite regal with Paladian architecture. Roman pillars were on many of the buildings as well. We took a bus ride through the city and saw beautiful parks, art gallery,...

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Jul 18, 2012 - A Trip to Bath

The Wednesday Adventure was a train ride to Bath. Lisa and I headed out mid-morning from Paddington Station and arrived in Bath a little before noon. We wanted to tour the Roman baths straight away, and we were amazed at what had been accomplished centuries ago and was still standing. The pool still held the warm, running water and the drainage areas and aqueducts were functional. We got to see parts of the temple, the idols, the coins, and got to stand on the steps that were once part of the Roman daily comings and goings. We also got an...

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Jun 28, 2012 - Bath, England & Stonehenge

We were amazed at the size of the ancient baths complex. Fed by 3 hot springs (115 degrees) it was used before the Romans invaded Bath, around 43 AD. During the Roman period grand temples and bathing complexes were built in the area. The audio tour was interesting and helpful but our time limit didn't allow us to hear all of the information. During our 75 min. of free time another couple went with us to walk to see Pultney Bridge (with shops on it) and then on to see the Circus and the Royal Crescent. These stately neoclassical row houses...

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