Saturday, May 23, 2015


+ This post includes entries from May 23 until a date yet to be determined. Latest entries are at the top.  If you would like to contibute, write JW in your subject line and send it to or make a comment on my Facebook page if you are a Facebook friend of mine.

+ updated on Friday, June 5 at 3:03pm EDT.

+ We want to do some hiking in Northumberland. I found 2 websites with some useful information: and Rick Steves has a page as well:

+ I am learning about Holy Island at and and

+ Here is a web page for purchasing train tickets on Virgin East Coast Trains: it looks like we will be doing plenty of travel by train and, thefore, the BritRailPass will be a good deal for us. See
    + Thinking about what to do this summer when we are in London for a couple of nights. I wonder what's going on in the West End? So ... 

    + Mary will be working with research colleagues in Southampton once again. In the past I have enjoyed visiting the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Winchester and the South Downs which recently became a National Park.  Mary works. I play.  Not fair. I know but she does like my company on these trips. I am blessed.

    + We will be staying at a B&B in Bristol for 2 nights.  We plan to go on a day trip to Cardiff from there. We have never set foot in Wales before.  My favorite spot in Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge.  The B&B is within walking distance from that great bridge.  

    + We will be staying at a B&B in Durham for 5 nights.  Durham is in NE England and we plan to rent a car and see the countryside.  We will do a day trip to York.

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