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Aug 3, 2015 - Wrexham, Wales

Monday August 3 We ate breakfast in the hotel and then walked up the road a short way to catch the bus to Chester Railway Station. The bus trip to Chester took about 40 minutes and in Chester, we boarded the Wirral Train to Liverpool which took about another 45 minutes. The total for both of us on bus and train was less than 20 pounds. The train took us to Liverpool Central Station and after a few minutes to orient ourselves, we found a 'hop-on-hop-off' bus tour and decided to take it. As the tour arrived at the Albert Dock, we got off to...

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Aug 2, 2015 - Wrexham, Wales

Sunday August 2 We were up and out by mid-morning to visit Heather's Aunt Mavis. Heather's cousin Karen and her Aunt Mavis were home when we arrived, and her cousin Jeremy and his girlfriend Ann arrived shortly afterwards with the dog, Leroy (still going at 13 years old). Her cousin Sandra arrived a short time later. We had a cup of coffee, tarts brought in by Jeremy and a glass or two of Proseco (Heather only; Gary was driving) around 11:30 a.m. We had a fun morning and caught up on news. Mavis has their house up for sale, but they do not...

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Aug 1, 2015 - Wrexham, Wales

Saturday August 1 We stayed in the hotel until mid-morning, then set out for the day, arranging to meet Towyn and Faith later in the day for coffee, and Mavis tomorrow. Once again, we went in search of a laundrette to do another small wash. Following directions from the desk clerk at the hotel, we found the laundrette on Rhosddu Road. After loading the wash, we crossed the road to The Lemon Tree Hotel where we had a cup of coffee and a nice chat with the new owner. The hotel had only just been renovated and it looked really good. The rooms...

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Jul 31, 2015 - From Glasgow to Wrexham

Friday July 31 Today, we had a late morning and took our time leaving the hotel. We prepared our own breakfast of cereal and yogurt in the room and walked across the parking lot to a MacDonald's to grab a coffee 'for the road' before beginning to drive south to Wrexham. We stopped to buy sandwiches from a Marks and Spencer shop at a services lay-by along the M74, and continued toward the Lake District. We stopped briefly at Pooley Bridge on the north shore of Lake Ullswater to take a photo to send to Joyce (a summer destination during...

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Apr 13, 2014 - Wrexham visits

Sunday April 13 We began having breakfast with Robert at the Beeches Restaurant following which the three of us hopped in the car and drove to Tesco (a chain of grocery stores) for supplies. Our first visit was with Eluned (Heather's mother's cousin) where we had a cup of tea and biscuits and talked with her for over an hour. She is in good health which is good to see given that she is now over 90 years young. Next we drove back into the centre of Wrexham to meet Steve and Lynn, Glynne, Diane and their son Michael for lunch at "The...

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Apr 12, 2014 - Wrexham, Wales

Saturday April 12 We were up quite early and had breakfast with Chris and Joyce then we were on our way. It was hard to say goodbye as Heather had just really got together again with Joyce and there was still lots to chat about. We drove westward to Wales via Barnard Castle and Sedbergh. We then took the M6 and M56 around Liverpool to North Wales and the M53 to Chester. We arrived at the Premier Inn by 4:00, put our feet up with a cup of tea and then got ready to drive to Tony, Leah and Ryan's place for a home-cooked dinner. Robert was...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Wrexham visiting

Tuesday September 18 We began the morning preparing the trip journal before heading off to Tony and Leah’s home for a cup of tea and to pick up Robert for the day. It was yet another bright sunny day, interrupted by one or two quick showers. We drove into Wrexham town centre where Robert and Heather grew up, and after a few misses with the one-way streets, parked in the town centre near St. Giles church to begin our walkabout. For Robert and Heather, the stroll along the town was a time for reminiscing. They were constantly remarking on...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Llechryd to Wrexham in North Wales

Monday September 17 It was time to leave South Wales and head north to Wrexham. After saying goodbye to Robert at the B&B (Julie had gone to work), we called at the bungalow to load Mum’s wheelchair into the car to take north with us. Heather’s cousin Tony has agreed to sell it for us on e-Bay. We said goodbye to Colin and Jeanette and left the key to ‘Sunfold’ with them before briefly stopping in Cardigan to see the estate agent, and buying petrol and picking up a picnic lunch. We drove up the A487 to New Quay for lunch, where we sat in...

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May 19, 2012 - Chirk castle-something different

Girls day off the boat. Sherie drove us to Chirk castle and back through villages that were near but not seen from the boat. It was bit rainy but a fun day The owner of the castle had been a Director of the East India Company so there were lots of oriental artifacts and furniture. But the well preserved rooms and furniture from over the years (last changes to some rooms were in the 50's) weren't the highlights here. What made the difference to other places was the welcoming by people in costume. And who stayed in the times they were...

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Europe 2012

May 17, 2012 - even more amazing

We all thought we were going on to the aqueduct near Llangollen (the Pontcysylite). But those of us who were out to walk across the tow path were informed by a local that we had it wrong. We were on the Chirk Aquaduct. He also told us why the viaduct was so much higher than us. He was obviously a canal man! He was very scathing; THe Viaduct was built long after the Aqueduct, the railway engineers had decided their crossing should be higher to show that railways were more important! But then next day (but not much further physically) we...

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Oct 16, 2011 - Passing through Wrexham, Wales

During our cross Wales trip, since it was close to 6:00pm before we reached our next destination and since Sam would still have a very long drive back to Salford, we decided to give up on finding the Celtic cross an head home. Yup, now we were on the other side of the Welsh mountains BUT at least the car and myself where not hanging off the sides of those mountains. Everywere along this road were dead flattened Pheasants. Live one in the fields also. We travelled through a town called Wrexham before heading out of Wales and into England again.

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Apr 18, 2008 - Wrexham

To Wrexham... We were up really early this morning to pack and to visit with Mum before setting off to Wrexham. We drove the coastal route to Dolgellau and on to Bala Lake and Llangollen. We reached Ruabon in late afternoon and checked into the Wynnstay Arms Hotel – our base for the next two nights. No photos today.

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Wales - Spring 2008

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