Rebekah Anderson

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Rebekah Anderson

IT specialist who loves to travel!



Europe » United Kingdom » Wales April 30th 2010

Okay, so I realize that I have been home for over 3 months now and haven't posted my photos from the Ireland and Wales trip. Guess that's what happens when work gets in the way. :-) So, mainly this is just pictures without a story. Sorry! Just wanted to get them posted. If you have questions, feel free to email me. :P Blarney Castle Cork City Gaol Kilkenny Castle Malahide Castle - the first picture is of a sign that we saw everywhere and we thought it was hilarious! url=http://picasaweb.google... read more

North America » United States » Missouri » Liberty January 27th 2010

I have been back in the US for about 10 days now. I realize that I still need to post info and pictures from my vacation to Ireland and Wales. I will get around to it soon, I hope. However, I thought I would include some musings about my return. It has been interesting to see the culture shocks. I knew I would have some, but these have been somewhat unexpected in nature. 1. The size of things: the night before I flew home, I got out my US work mobile to charge. It is a LOT bigger than the UK one. Then, when I was in the Atlanta airport, I bought a bottle of water. I looked at the bottle and decided that it was HUGE. I looked more closely and discovered that it was ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 12th 2009

Today, we went to our oldest nephew's birthday party. Jack turned 4 at the beginning of the week. We went over a little bit early to help them set up. They used a rec room type of place at the college where they live. My sister-in-law had planned quite a few games, pizza, and cake, of course. The games included "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", "Simon Says", and a slightly different version of "Musical Chairs", where there were enough chairs for all of the kids, but there were 2 that had pictures taped to the bottom. About halfway through the party, Karen and I went back to the house to cook the pizzas. We managed to get back just as they were finishing some stories. After the kids ate, parents showed up to collect them. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Dover December 11th 2009

Last weekend, Karen and I went to Dover. We left on Friday night after I got off from work since we wanted to maximize our time there. The B&B that we chose was fantastic. A husband and wife own the place and the wife has Celiac's. We had sworn we would never stay in another place where the owner needed to be eat gluten-free. However, I guess it is more prevalent here. Anyway, this meant that Karen was able to have toast and sausage with the rest of her breakfast. :-) They even met us at the door by asking if we wanted a cup of tea! Definitely our kind of place! Saturday morning, we headed to the cliffs. The B&B owner told us of a footpath, but we ended up driving up there, which turned ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London December 7th 2009

Celebrating Thanksgiving in another country is always interesting. Of course, we don't get that day off, even when working for a US company! So, I was in Leicester the week of Thanksgiving. However, my brother and sister-in-law decided to host a dinner on Saturday afternoon, which was great. My sister and I headed over during the morning and had a chance to hang out and play with the nephews. I also tried to take a few family photos of them, but I'm not sure how many of them are usable since the almost 4 year old wasn't in the mood to cooperate. :-) For the actual meal, Charles and Erin had invited some good friends of theirs who are in the middle of moving to Oxford. We all ate extremely well. There was turkey, stuffing, potato ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Reading December 7th 2009

Here are the photos that I have been promising for quite awhile! Sorry it's taken me so long. For those of you who get emails when I publish, the website has been giving me some trouble. So you might have received several emails for postings that do not exist. I apologize! Basildon Park Marble House & Chiswick House Stonehenge & Bath Cluj Canterbury ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Kent » Canterbury November 26th 2009

This past weekend, I went to Canterbury with Karen and one of her friends from school, Lora. None of had ever been, so we were all looking forward to the trip. They took the bus from Oxford on Saturday morning to come to my place. I was very thankful since I had returned from Romania the day before and didn't feel like getting up really early. We then headed out and had a nice drive. The traffic wasn't too bad. This was an interesting experience for me since I had not done any research before leaving. The girls planned everything, including booking the hotel. For those who have traveled with me before, you will know that this is a bizarre occurrence. I usually research, look at maps, etc. before going ANYWHERE! But I think they did ... read more

Europe » Romania » Transilvania » Cluj » Cluj-Napoca November 26th 2009

Well, I now have another country to add to my list of places I have visited. I spent 2 weeks in Romania working. And I do mean working. During those 2 weeks, I had about 120 hours worth of billable time! Needless to say, I was exhausted when I got home! But, I did have some fun over the weekend. So, here are my impressions and thoughts of Cluj. The city is an interesting mixture of old-time building and what we would consider "communist" buildings. The latter are the concrete buildings that look pretty ugly. A lot seemed to be missing chunks of the building (like parts of the balconies). But some of the buildings were built before the Communists took over and are beautiful. There are a lot of colors. I did hear one local ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Berkshire » Reading November 6th 2009

So, this past Monday I wasn't feeling great, so I decided to work from home. Mondays are the day that my flat is cleaned, so when someone knocked on my door a little after 1:00, I assumed it was the cleaning crew. However, when I opened the door, I found 2 older men standing there (which was surprising since you have to have a key to get into the building or be buzzed in by someone). Anyone, one of them says, "we have good news for you". Okkaaayyy.....then he says, "we've brought you a new sofa". Well, I'm looking out in the hall and don't see a sofa. So, I finally ask who they are! Apparently, they are the owners of my building. They used to run it on a day-to-day basis, but didn't have the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 3rd 2009

So, apparently, there have been some complaints that I don't post often enough. Well, I never said that I would! I do still have a job that I have to keep up with!! :P The weekend before last, I didn't go sightseeing, but I did have a fun time. I got to babysit my nephews! My brother and sister-in-law wanted to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which isn't until next March. However, since they are expecting baby #3 in February, they decided that a trip now would be the best option. They left for Rome, Italy on Friday afternoon. My nephews were a lot of fun. Jack is almost 4 (he says that he is 3 and 3/4!), while Theo is about 15 months. We played, watched videos, and read lots of books! Two great questions from ... read more




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