Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Travels: A Trip Over the Pond

2782699838_7a485ba3c5_mWe are off and traveling again… this time for a trip “over the pond”. With families in California and England it is hard to be in two places at once. Since our Christmas trip was to Napa, CA we are now headed to the Yorkshire Dales in England. JD is so homesick and very excited.

Although normally not known for its sunny and warm weather it is promising to be fairly chilly. I understand the rare snow that locals have been experiencing has now melted and turned into slush and ice. I was hoping to see the beautiful dales with snow… and maybe gracing Stonehenge?  We shall see.

Everyone should see Stonehenge at least once in their life… any pictures I will definitely share. Here are a few taken from Flickrcc. I love this site!

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The house and cat sitter are all set up and we are all packed and ready to go. The sad part (besides the long flight) is that I will not have access to a computer for more than a few minutes here and there. Sadly, posts will be at a hiatus until we return and comment moderation will be slow.

So dear readers and friends “Ta Ta for now”! I can taste the fish and  chips now and the beer… can’t forget the beer… and the cheese, and the curry… who ever said that England has lousy food is mistaken! My mouth is watering.

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Take Care Everyone!

20 comments:

Nicole_Hadaway said...

Take care and we'll miss you, Shellie! You are so lucky you get to see Stonehenge; hopefully I can make it there when kiddo is older (and she can appreciate it too).

Have a pint for me (Newcastle Brown)!

Diane said...

Great pictures. Hope u r having fun Shellie.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Nicole -
Ah shucks! I love English pubs. New Castle Brown it is!
Well get that review up when I get back too. :)
I am sooo back logged. I have 3 that I have read and need to write and that doesn't count the books I will read in the UK. sheesh

Diane -
Thanks! We will...

Charlie said...

You and JD will be sorely missed, but have a great, safe trip! I'll wait right here for you to come back. [waiting, waiting, wat...]

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Oh Charlie -
At first I thought you said sourly missed...oh dear. lol.

Just don't hold your breath!

Vamplit Publishing said...

Shellie

I hope you have a great time in England and that Stonehenge isn't closed. The weather here has been awful, but I hope we have a early spring for your visit.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Gaynor -
Thanks!

Me too. If not it looks like we will have to do Windsor. :(

If not next trip will be the Stonehenge visit.

Marissa Farrar said...

Have a fantatic time - the snow hasn't stopped just yet so you might be in luck. British curry rocks!!!

Hypatia Theon said...

Have fun in Jolly Old, my dear Muse! :D

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Couple of quick quotes:
About The Power of Ideas -
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About Exercising your Mind -
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About lucid dreaming -
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Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Marrisa -
Thanks!

Yes curry in the US tends to be a bit wimpy, especially in the Phoenix metro.

It was sunny and not too cold yesterday - in the dales N Yorkshire. Not sure about down South.

Love the new avatar!


Dennis -
Thanks for the book tip. Looks interesting...

All the books we review here are pro bono... or in exchange for a copy. ;)

lilly said...

Oh Geee! You, little traveler you! It's awesome and I am of course jealous because I want to visit both Napa Valley and England. I hope you have the grandest time!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Lily -
Thank you! Its been fun so far, and the weather has warmed up a bit for a few days.

Had curry last night and off to Southern England tomorrow - hopefully Stonehenge will be open - fingers and toes are crossed.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Looks like yo are having a blast! Enjoy!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Sheila -

Yes - We are having a blast. We are all "woozy and headachey" from a pub crawl last night.

What fun!

Thanks for the comment!

Shelley/Book Fanatic said...

Have a great time! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Shelley -
We are having so much fun and I promise to bore everyone with some interesting picture of stonehenge.

Should be back and semi awake around the 9th.

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Okie said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip...I'm jealous. Although yes, the dead of winter isn't likely an optimal time for an English vacation...should still be great.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Hey Okie -

As JD would say you don't visit the UK for the weather even in summer. Having been here a bunch of times over the years I have to agree.

We have been lucky however this trip and although cold with a little snow we have seen a bit of sky and sun. No complaints here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lisa said...

Shellie! I gave you an award!

http://bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2010/02/award.html

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Lisa -
You sweetie.. I will be right over to say thanks!

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