On Holiday in England

June 22 to July 14, 1996 we (Joanne and I and our neighbors Greg and Linda) were on holiday in merry olde England. It was great!

Saturday, June 22

Fly from Portland

Sunday, June 23

London - Arrive at Heathrow and drive to the Cotswolds. See Motissfont Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge.

Monday, June 24

Cotswolds - Visit Cirencester, Barnsley House.

Tuesday, June 25

Cotswolds - Visit Oxford, Blenheim Palace.

Wednesday, June 26

Cotswolds - Visit Bath (great) and the antiques market (disappointing.)

Thursday, June 27

Cotswolds - Visit Hidcote garden. Linda and Greg ride the Severn Valley Railroad to Bridgenorth, Joanne and Paul drive and take a ferry across the Severn.

Friday, June 28

Ironbridge - Visit the Iron Bridge Gorge museums.

Saturday, June 29

Ironbridge - Visit Buildwas Abbey on the way to Powys Castle in Wales. See a little Welsh railway. Visit Chris and Valerie.

Sunday, June 30

Wern Ddu - Drive through Manchester. Visit the University to see Cris's SSEM rebuild and see the Museum of Science and Industry. Drive on to the Yorkshire Dales.

Monday, July 1

Gargrave - Hike the Pennine Way to Kirkby Malham. It rained. Did wash in Skipton and visit Bolton Abbey.

Tuesday, July 2

Kirkby Malham - Linda and Greg visit Herriot country. Joanne and Paul hike to Malham Tarn.

Wednesday, July 3

Kirkby Malham - Drive to York. Visit the York history museum.

Thursday, July 4

York - Explore York. Visit the Railway Museum, shop, and attend evensong at York Minster. Walked the city walls.

Friday, July 5

York - A little more exploring. I did the Jorvik Center and Clifford's Tower. Take the train to London. Take Red Bus tour of London. Couldn't sit on top deck because of rain.

Saturday, July 6

London - Visit Portabello Road antiques market.

Sunday, July 7

London - Visit Kew gardens. Visit the Kew Bridge Steam Museum.

Monday, July 8

London - (noon) See the William Morris exhibit at the Victoria and Albert museum.

Tuesday, July 9

London - Linda and Joanne tour Sissinghurst and Great Dixter gardens. Greg and Paul do the Science Museum.

Wednesday, July 10

London - Linda and Joanne go to the Hampton Court flower show. Greg and Paul do Greenwich. Visit the Maritime museum and Royal Observatory.

Thursday, July 11

London - Couples on our own all day.

Friday, July 12

London - Visit Tower of London and Cabinet War Rooms. Joanne did the Garden History Museum.

Saturday, July 13

London - Paul visit Bletchley Park. Rest shop at Harrods etc.

Sunday, July 14

Fly home.