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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Oxfordshire » Oxford June 16th 2007

Oxford June 16, 2007 We arrived in Oxford yesterday. We took a bus from the train station to our accommodations and arrived at the Acorn Guest House on Iffley Road. It seems to be the nicest B and B we’ve experienced so far; the rooms are light and clean and pleasant. We headed out right away for a bite to eat in town and a guided tour of the University, with our guide, Christine, who is married to a Professor of Literature at St. John’s College. She knew a great deal about Oxford and was able to take us inside many places not usually open to the public. As a Brit, my colleague Lucy says it seems strange to tour Oxford as a tourist. She said it would be like taking visitors to America to ... read more
The site of the first sub-four minute mile
Oxford Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Cardiff June 14th 2007

Cardiff Church Town House June 14, 2007 We’ve now been a few days in Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Our first impressions out of the train station were that this was a gritty city full of busy, working people, certainly not the showcase and leisure destination that was Bath. Several of the male students predicted they would like it here and that they would meet people they could relate to. I have yet to hear reports on that. The new and impressive Millennium stadium, home to the Wales rugby team, dominates the downtown skyline, its large supporting arches mixing with the high-rise cranes of construction crews building large new retail complexes. It appears that business is booming in Cardiff, and the city is on an economic upswing. Our first day here we took a tour ... read more
Historical Post Office at St. Fagans
Lucy at Tenby
Chapel on Beach at Tenby

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 11th 2007

Bath, Sunday June 11, 2006 St Clair Hotel Today we had our first B & B breakfast, an event of great interest to many of the students. We began with a self-serve buffet offering various cereals and mueslis, including extra topping options of assorted nuts and dried fruit. Also fresh fruit, juice, and yogurt. Then most ordered the “full English breakfast.” Eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, mushrooms and baked beans, with the obligatory accompaniment of dry toast in a rack, and all the coffee or tea you could drink. A good fueling up for the day ahead, to say the least. A coach picked us up just outside our door at 8:45 for a trip to Stonehenge. The drive through the countryside was really beautiful. Extremely hilly and winding, with breathtaking vistas appearing unexpectedly as ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 10th 2007

Bath, Sunday June 10, 2006 St Clair Hotel EN246, Travel Writing in Britain, has officially begun. This is a 3-week course in travel writing, taught by a colleague of mine from Landmark, Lucy. She is British - she grew up in Bath and came to the States at age 20. She has taught this course 2-3 times before, so she has the itinerary pretty well established. I am along as an extra chaperone and to offer academic support and general assistance to the students. We have 12 students with us, 6 women and 6 men. We all have Britrail passes, and our plan is to travel by train from Bath to Cardiff to Oxford to Edinburgh to Whitby to London, staying 2-4 nights in each place. The students will read examples of good travel writing ... read more
Playing Cricket near the Royal Crescent
Bath View
The Pump Room

North America » United States » Vermont » Brattleboro June 7th 2007

Bob’s birthday today, the same day as Tom Jones, Liam Neeson, and Prince. (Draw your own conclusions.) I took a break from my frantic travel preparations to hike Black Mountain in Dummerston with Ruth. I had never done this hike before. A nice, easy 15-minute walk to the top for a beautiful view. Lovely day, about 70, nice breeze. Little league and T-ball games this evening. We’ve decided on banana splits instead of birthday cake for a change of pace. Practicing with the complete blogging process: take photos, load onto laptop, then to thumb drive, post with text to web site. If you’re reading this, it works! I leave Saturday and hope to post a day or so later from Bath, England! ... read more
Along the Trail

North America » United States » Vermont » Brattleboro June 2nd 2007

This is my first entry in my travel blog for my upcoming trip to Britain. I leave one week from today, and I still have a lot to do to get ready, including learning how to do these blog entries! I spent time today choosing my clothes and getting my gear organized. Still lots to do to prepare for the workshop I’m leading at work in July and to leave the house in good shape for Bob and the boys. Three weeks is a long time to be away from home. Today in Brattleboro it was the 5th annual Strolling of the Heifers parade. Clark and Graham played in their school bands, and Rhys and I marched with the New England Youth Theater. Rhys was dressed as a cowboy, and I was some kind of ... read more

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