17 September 2013

UK travels

Working from the road is proving to be a bit of a challenge.  Oh, I can add a post and write all sorts of things, but adding pictures has been a test of wills.  I am willing but the iPad ain't.  I finally figured out a workaround (Improvise, Overcome, Adapt).  

Great trip so far.  I am sitting in an incredible hotel in Wales that looks like an old Welsh castle.  My short stintbin London was off the hook.  RC has already given you a taste of our meet up, but it was fantastic to meet up with him a second time and meet the famous Mrs RC in person.  

Spend a good afternoon with both of them exploring the banks of the Themes.  Talked a lot about kids, parents, travel, Malta, dogs, the weather, tourists, other bloggers (no names) And taking waaaay too many pictures.  After a good lunch in a local pub (Big Ben burger,fish & chips) and a couple of pints of good British ales, we set off to work off the lunch.  Headed north along the Themes talking and taking pictures and trying dodge the rain.  We wanders up past several bridges and sites before turning back at the Millennium bridge.  I've got one of those electronic pedometers (FitBit) that measures your steps, distance walked, calories burned, activity level and it registered our little hike out at something around 8.5 miles by the time we parted (RC - it was at 10.4 by the time I got back to my room).  I really needed that exercise after a 10 hour flight.  After a final pint, we parted ways - they headed back east to the kids and the dogs and I stumbled over to my B&B to crash.  Good thing was that, after I woke up 10 hours later, I was fully caught up on my jet lag.   I will post more pictures and details next, but I was able snatch up one picture that I overlooked the on my last visit.  




And momma send me this picture of two stray mutts who greeted here at 0500 this morning...



5 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

It sure sounds like you, RC, and Mrs RC, had a wonderful time together. I just love when fellow bloggers meet up in real life with each other!

Glad you're already over feeling jet lagged!

ShadowRun300 said...

I'm so glad you were able to take a side trip to meet up with RC and the Mrs! I can't wait to see your pics!
I'm thinking YOUR Mrs. can't wait for you to get back home so you can get back to doing the 0'dark thirty walks.
Hope the rest of your trip is going well! Happy travels!

Rock Chef said...

Glad you are enjoying yourself!

I have only been to Wales once and we did not really get into the really pretty parts, which is a shame. Might try to get back again sometime!

Abby said...

That's quite a bit of walkin' 'round London (said that with my English accent). How fun to hang out with RC and Mrs. RC. Nice shot of you boys!

No rest for the dogs I see!

terri said...

Wow! That's a lotta walking you did! But it sounds like you really soaked it all in, got to see a bunch of good sights, enjoy the food and beverages... Sounds like a successful meet-up! AND you got to meet Mrs. RC!

Maybe one day we'll ALL meet up in a central location. Wouldn't that be fun?