Today is a travel day to our lodging for the next 4 nights, The Plas Hyfryd in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. After a good breakfast and a chat with each of the 2 couples we had gotten friendly with who were also spending a few days at The Tanronnen we packed up the car and headed for … Continue reading Driving from Beddgelert to Narberth
Today was our last day in Beddgelert, Wales, we will miss it. It’s a beautiful and friendly place to be and the Tanronnen is the perfect place to stay. We went north and west today to visit Caernarfon Castle, and South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey. Traffic was only slightly heavy, we are used to California … Continue reading Our last day in Beddgelert
We slept like rocks last night! All the rooms in the Tanronnen Inn and Pub are full and the heat was turned on, yay! Monday is a bank holiday so the entire town is full of people. Beddgelert is a very popular village since it's right inside Snowdonia NP and close to many trails, buses … Continue reading Beddgelert is full for the weekend!
Today we are riding the Snowdon Train to the top of Mount Snowdon. It’s cold and damp and this wimpy Californian can’t get warm. I have an undershirt, a heavy Columbia turtleneck, a sweater and a raincoat on. Almost forgot, also a heavy fleece jacket under the raincoat and a wool cap. Picked up our … Continue reading Mount Snowdon, snow and a freezing room
Woke up at 7:30 this morning, showered, packed and went down to breakfast. As soon as we walked into the dining room we knew something was amiss. Our waitress from the evening before came over to seat us looking very harried. She said the chef hadn't shown up this morning so all of the non-cooking … Continue reading Good-bye to Manchester and Hello to Beddgelert
We got up at 6:00, had breakfast, showered, did a little last minute packing and were out the door by 8:00. The drive to LAX was pretty uneventful and we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Flying on Air France to CDG where we will have a 6 hour layover before … Continue reading Long day of travel
I've been keeping track of the weather and it looks to be cool by California standards which is just fine by me. Our heat has already started here on the Central Coast. Yesterday was 88°F and the day before was 93°F. Looking forward to spring flowers, mountains and castles. Trying to figure out what to … Continue reading Getting Ready for our Trip to Wales
This isn't a travel post but it's so beautiful right now. Butterflies have come to our yard on their annual migration and I had to share a few photos with you all. They seem to love my pink Manzanita shrubs and the Painted Lady and Monarch butterflies have been visiting them for days. Spring is … Continue reading It’s Spring and Butterflies and Flowers are here
We decided to make a quick trip to the Farmer's Market for some fresh produce and poultry sausages. If you go to the La Brea section of Los Angeles you must visit the Farmer's Market. It is the original Farmer's Market and has been there since 1934. It began as a dairy farm in the … Continue reading Home again, home again
Good morning Los Angeles! This morning's sunrise was beautiful, glad I managed to get up in time to see it! No real plans for today maybe we'll try to get into "Wheel of Fortune", "Price is Right" or "Jeopardy"! Worth a shot right? We're right next to the La Brea Tar Pits, maybe we should … Continue reading Today we visited the La Brea Tar Pits and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art!
Last night we could see the sunset from our room and this morning on the other side was the sunrise. It just keeps getting better and my neck/back feel a little better this morning too! As soon as we get showered and dressed we will be going to eat breakfast at a place called Swingers! … Continue reading Beautiful morning in Los Angeles
My back went out a couple of months ago and I was afraid we would have to scrap our trip to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Fortunately it has subsided enough that I think it will be fine besides, I want to go. Right now we're sitting at the table having breakfast. We don't have to … Continue reading Heading to Los Angeles in spite of my back
Another wonderful breakfast made by Patty. She's such an awesome person and a great cook. We took another walk around the area, this time heading out through the Fuquay-Varina Mineral Springs Park. Really pretty little park and there are roadways with little traffic and connecting dirt roads to extend your walk. We headed on over … Continue reading Last Day in Fuquay and it’s another gorgeous day
Got up this morning to beautiful blue skies, cooler temps and low humidity. After one of Patty's wonderful breakfasts Chris and I set off on a short walk around the neighborhood. We saw a few limbs down but for the most part people had already cleaned up the worst of it. We saw some great … Continue reading Beautiful Day in Fuquay-Varina
Michael hasn't made it's presence known other than lots of rain. They're predicting high winds but we are far enough away that it shouldn't be too much of an issue...I hope. It's pouring rain right now and the wind is blowing pretty hard. Spending the day sitting in Chris's folks living room staying dry and … Continue reading Good Morning Fuquay! It’s Raining