We said farewell to John, Pauline and York and returned to London. We took a day trip to Aylesbury and visited Rachel and her two sons, Thomas and Samuel. (Rachel is Alex's daughter - We'd met up with Alex in Norwich a few days prior). It was a lovely, warm, sunny Sunday afternoon. We sat… Continue reading Old Blighty – Part 6 (Cute Kids Edition)
On to York. We were met at the railway station by our friends, John and Pauline. My dad and John managed to down the entire bottle of Jack Daniels that we brought as a gift that first night (with not a sip for yours truly). Note to self: Next time, bring two bottles. John's a… Continue reading Old Blighty – Part 5
I have to admit that I have a bit of whiplash this Memorial Day. I woke up, watched John McCain on CNN, then went to two events. First, I attended the City of Pasadena's Memorial Day event in the aptly named Memorial Park. Memorial Park has been so named for the last 100+ years. A… Continue reading Memorial Day 2008
Going to be in the Pasadena, CA area this Memorial Day weekend? Planning to barbecue one day, but not sure about what to eat the other two days? My friend Adela is selling tamales on Saturday and Sunday. Her mom makes 'em from scratch, and Adela delivers them to your door. Call her at 626-243-6760.
Just a few logistical things from the trip that may help you if you're planning to go to England and want to save a little money. I am a fan of Frommer's. I used the England 2008 book and this book by Pauline Frommer. 1. If you plan to travel by train around the country… Continue reading Travel in England: Logistics (Old Blighty – Part 4)
We left Norwich by train and hurtled through familiar scenery...Breckland, Thetford Forest, Brandon, even the spot where the train tracks cross the road that goes from Lakenheath to Feltwell. My junior high was in Feltwell, and I used the bus ride from Lakenheath to finish homework. (Aeriel view of the area.) These photos are quite… Continue reading Old Blighty (Part Three)
I have to interrupt the Old Blighty series (Part 1, Part 2) to point out Christopher Reynolds' outstanding article in today's Los Angeles Times, A Bid to Make the Desert Boom (that's the print edition title) May 19, 2008. Developer Gregory Perlman has been buying up parcels of land and struggling resorts Borrego Valley, CA.… Continue reading Borrego Springs