A Long Post about Vacations

Yeah, we’re home, all right.  Home to a mountain of laundry and an ocean of rain.  Ah, Seattle.  Still, it’s always nice to come home after a vacation.  For one thing, there are pictures to share!  Here are some of the highlights of our trip.  We took a lot (A LOT) of pictures.
A view from a hilltop, looking down at Plymouth.

 

Guys at Seaton Beach

 

 

Alex being buffeted by the wind on Cox Tor, Dartmoor.

 

 

That's Cox Tor behind him. It was a long walk up.

 

 

No taxation without representation!

 

 

Boys at Widemouth Bay!

 

 

Nana and Alex on the boat at Morwellham Quay.

 

 

My sole "art photo." A chicken trying to dig itself into a hole at Morwellham.

 

 

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

 

 

A view from Spinnaker Tower

 

 

HMS Warrior (view from Spinnaker Tower)

 

 

Over the course of the trip, we went to two beaches and six yarn stores (ah ha ha ha).  Chris and Alex did a three-hour “rope walk in the trees” activity one afternoon.  We visited Morwellham Quay (a mining village that’s being restored to a period place), took a train trip into a copper mine, saw a lot of livestock, ate a lot of cream teas, visited various cities and towns, swam in the campground’s pool, went to the Royal Green Jackets museum (95th Rifles), and learned to curse Bank of America, who put a freeze on our ATM card and wouldn’t believe us when we (securely) emailed them about our travel plans.  I finished knitting three projects and started two more.  Finally got to see “Going Postal” (and upon my return to the US, learned that it IS being released here, but not until September).  Oh yeah!  We visited the Discworld Emporium in Wincanton and I bought a load of goodies.  (The proprietor also gave Alex a free whoopee cushion from Boffo’s.)

My brain’s a bit fogged right now, but I do intend to write more about the trip a little later.  Let’s see if the pictures format correctly this time.