Tuesday, August 21, 2012

And now for something completely different ....

I've written about Detours in my last few posts, and now I want to tell you about our next BIG detour. We're going to England and Wales!

We'll be visiting my dear friend Deirdre and her family in Bath. She's got three children: Orla, Lorcan and Ronan. I've never met them, and I can't wait.

Then we are going to Liverpool to see the boarding school my mom attended. If you've been visiting my blog for a while, you'll remember I wrote about her experience as a 14-year-old evacuee at the start of WWII. She and her entire boarding school were evacuated to Wales.

After visiting the school, we are going over to Wales for a few days. I want to see the places there that Mom liked so much. She had an unhappy childhood, but she described her time in Wales in idyllic terms. I'm hoping that my whole family will make a trip over there together in a few years, but for now, I can scope things out for us! First we'll fly back to New England and get to have a brief visit with my sister, Jess, her husband Terry, and our neices, Olivia and Elizabeth. Then we fly out from Boson on Monday.


So it's a two week detour from our RV road trip adventure. While we're gone, Nexus will work on our RV, making her all better for our return.

I'm not taking my computer to England, so I won't be posting while we're gone. I look forward to seeing you all when we get back in mid-September. Can you believe it will be September already? This year is flying by!

16 comments:

  1. It sounds wonderful. Will you be anywhere near Trelawnyd?

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    1. We will be only in Beaumaris - I'm not sure where Trelwnyd is - close or far?

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  2. Have a wonderful trip!!! Looking forward to reading all about it!

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  3. Have a wonderful time in England & Wales Melissa.
    "I'm pea green with envy," as Scarlett would say.

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    1. Love Scarlett ... I am so excited about this trip :)

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  4. I hope you have a wonderful time - what an adventure you are having!

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    1. Thank you so much - it is rather wild, isn't it???

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  5. Very exciting, Melissa! I look forward to hearing about it when you return and I hope you'll be writing while you're away LOL.

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    1. LOL is right, Karen! Not even gonna THINK about it!

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  6. Wow, that's awesome. I hope you enjoy the UK, and I hope the weather gets better for you. Lots of rain at the moment, but September is usually a bit drier!

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    1. I know - my friend Deirdre said it had been drippy ... but we'll see! I've got my brellie - but I may need to buy some Wellies at Harrods!

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  7. How absolutely magical. Have a wonderful trip.

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  8. Dear Melissa, oh, have such a wonderful trip. I've been to Tenby, Wales, because my ancestors came from there--actually they lived on the Isle of Caldey, which is in the Tenby bay. There's a Benedictine monastery there now. I'd love to go back. You are going to so enjoy Wales! I'm glad to learn that your mom found her young days there idyllic. Peace.

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  9. Hi Melissa .. the trip sounds wonderful .. and time will fly as you say .. so much to see and do .. and the Olympics is still going on while you're here - the Paralympics starts next week .. so you'll see some great shots on tv .. and perhaps over London as you fly in .. enjoy - Bath is great, Liverpool is/was the city of culture - perhaps a couple of years ago .. but they've really revitalised it .. and then driving down to Wales - that will be amazing .. just hope you have some wonderful weather ... but great memories for a picture or two .. cheers and have so much fun - Hilary

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