St Michael's Mount
Friday, February 24th, 2012
The Royal Duchy of Cornwall- April 9th - 19th 2012 - the spring flowers will be at their peak and the ocean will be sparkling.  What a tour this is going to be with an amazing world class collection of Rhododendrons. See the home of Agatha Christie and the picturesque villages that fill her thrillers.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Get out, explore, and spend your precious dollars on something memorable before the government finds a way to spend them.

The Good News Girlz really have the right idea. Once you have educated your children it is time to take care of yourself and gain some fresh ideas and new experiences to enjoy as you reach old age! If you prefer to do this with some stimulating company please look at the tours that I'm taking in 2012.

Monday, July 11th, 2011
The Little Black Shoe was a perfect choice for the trip to Edinburgh. I never needed another shoe-not even my sneakers. Cobblestones in the castle were easy to manage as were the decks of the boat. They felt good during our hikes and looked great when we went out in the evening.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Far from the messy, cold weather we'd anticipated, temperatures in Edinburgh have been in the mid sixties and we haven't seen a drop of rain. Today was so pretty that we decided to take an excursion to the Firth of Forth, the fjord on the River Forth just outside Edinburgh. Our tickets included a bus tour of the area east of town and a boat ride on the river with excellent views of the two bridges-one for car traffic and the other for trains.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Edinburgh's symbol and most visible icon is the centuries old castle sitting on an extinct volcano. Very impressive from a distance, the fortress drapes over high crags imposing itself on the city. Up close, fortifications built from the sixteenth to the late eighteenth century, a chapel from the early twelfth century, and assorted structures erected through the years create the feel of a village.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
After two and a half weeks of rain and rough weather in England and Brittany, I met my husband, Frank, in Manchester after his flight in from Dallas. We took the train north to Edinburgh, a three-hour trip.
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Andria has taken to calling me the Rain Goddess, crediting me with the lousy weather we've had. I'm not sure it's me. I've never encountered such sustained rain and cold on a trip. Maybe all that is behind us-yesterday was glorious and hot and today some rain, but lots of sun.

We took advantage of the nice weather to take a hike into the hills.

apple arch
Monday, July 4th, 2011
Our last stop before the drive back to Shropshire was the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a five-minute drive from Megavissey.

Acquired by the Tremayne family in the sixteenth century, the Heligan estate got its name from the Cornish word for willow tree. Though the owners loved gardens and nature, the pattern of today's gardens came from four generations of Tremaynes beginning in the mid-eighteenth century.

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Cornwall spreads out in the most western part of England, celebrated for its wild terrain, great surfing, and excellent food. Instead of going directly back to Andria's house in Shropshire, we headed for the sun. Our goal was to find a hotel for Andria's 2012 Cornwall Garden Tour and check out sites for them to visit.
Judy and Andria on hike
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
liz walk
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
I travel to England several times a year to see my daughter and grandchildren.   Although I enjoy London, I miss the outdoors existence that I have living in Colorado.  For my most recent visit, I decided to include the great outdoors in London.  I bought a copy of Time Out, Country Walks (52 walks within easy reach of London) edited by Nicholas Albery before I left home, and studied it on the flight over. 
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Looking for something new for your vacation this year? Try your hand at volunteering with the National Trust for a different sort of holiday. This summer I've been taken on as a volunteer at Attingham Park, an 18th Century mansion run by the National Trust. Its location near Shrewsbury in Shropshire is heaven after the heat in Dallas.
the sheep
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
There are experiences that need to be tried at least once in one's life - and possibly ONLY once. The 2010 Latitude Festival held at Henham Park in Suffolk, England, is one of them.

I may never go back there, but I did make some interesting discoveries:

Bosham mill stream
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

I read your recent article on low cost holidays. The Fort Worth trip sounds lovely, but it’s possible to take a trip abroad still watch your costs. The good news is there’s a whole summer ahead and you can have a blast with the dollar at $1.60 to the British pound.

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