June 21, 2016

England and Wales

Quick recap of our relatively impromptu trip to the UK...

We flew over and immediately headed away from London, spending the first 5 nights in B&Bs. Our road trip route took us to Windsor, Bath, Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, Chester, and then back to London. Then we dropped off the car at Heathrow and spent the last 3 days in the city.

Some bullet points and then photos...

1. There is a direct flight from Salt Lake City to London.

2. Driving in the UK is crazy! Andrea gets 1000000 bonus points for handling the left-handed stick shift on the narrow, windy country roads in Wales. I don't drive a stick so she handled the driving and I was the measly navigator.

3. It rained every day (except the last day, when we left... of course).

4. We somehow run slower at sea level.

5. English breakfast and Welsh breakfast are remarkably similar :-)

6. The selection of hard cider was wonderful. Even better than a Whole Foods in California!

7. Walking on walls of castle towns is cool.

8. Westminister Abbey is essentially a graveyard.

These are my photos and maybe Andrea will post her set later this week...

Running in Windsor


Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan)

First time using a selfie-stick. Nailed it!

Dolgellau. Our favorite town in Wales.

This was our favorite of the B and Bs

They serve beer at cellar temperature in Britain. I can't say I'm a huge fan of that practice, but when in Rome...

Umbrella hiking in Snowdonia


Conwy, where you can walk on the walls that surround the town

This place was great...

#1 Fan of UK food

The standard English/Welsh breakfast

 North coast of Wales

Chester Cathedral - we really enjoyed this tour



Westminister Abbey

On the last night in London we saw the Lion King!

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