01 April 2008

Post #100 - England and Scotland trip week #2

Day 8 - Crown Jewel of the trip

-Depart from Cambridge heading northwest on the A14 to Huntingdon.
-Visit Hinchingbrooke House, home of my ancestors for 89 years from 1538 to 1627. It was sold to the Montagu family who were Earls of Sandwich and yes, inventor of the Sandwich.
-Sightsee the rest of the small town of Huntingdon.

Day 9

-North on the A1(M) to Peterborough
-Stop at Applied Energy, manufacturer for our company's electric tankless water heaters.
-East on A47 to King's Lynn
-Lunch at Maggie's as seen on Gordon's Kitchen Nightmares. Yes they were actually a success story.
-Visit Houghton Hall, famous home of Sir Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister.

Day 10

-Through Lincolnshire
-Stop in Ingoldsby, the town some of my earliest ancestors hail from with the same name
-Stop in Waddington, another ancestral namesake town
-Back to the A1 north to York

Day 11

-All day in York

Day 12

-To North Yorkshire to my namesake town, which on Google Maps appears to be a single house?
-North York Moors National Park

Day 13

-Long travel day through Middlesbrough up A68 to A69
-Hadrian's Wall
-M74 to Glasgow

Day 14

-All day in Glasgow
-M8 to Edinburgh at end of the day

13 comments:

cake said...

If you need someone to carry your bags, I don't take up much space!

cake said...
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cake said...

I do, however, sometimes stutter when I post...::deletes duplicate comment sheepishly::

Ted D said...

Stephen, I really hope you get to make the trip some day.

Redbeard76 said...

I'm aiming for sometime in the next 3-5 years if all goes well.

Rebecca Taunton said...

I recognise most of the places in your list. It's some journey you're planning but it sounds like a good one. RT :@)

Sparkle Plenty said...

"Stop at Applied Energy, manufacturer for our company's electric tankless water heaters."

NO. No, I'm sorry but I'm going to have to put the kibosh on this. Please devote the time you intended to spend at Applied Energy in a pub or taking a tour of MI-5 headquarters (I bet they give out free SPY STUFF!).

(I'm overwhelmed, too. I hear that Friday is drawing nigh. That better not be a rumor.)

Lois Lane said...

I gotta agree with Sparkle on this one.

Unless... the folks from Applied are going to take you to a pub and buy you a pint. And then take you out for free spy stuff and ice cream.

Redbeard76 said...

Oh there will be plenty of pub-hopping. I'm just intrigued because we sell their product and it would probably be good for networking in case I ever had to flee the country if McCain wins the election or Spanish speakers take over. =)

Jayne said...

Most people tend to leave Glasgow as soon as they get there..... :0)


Cool sounding trip !!

Redbeard76 said...

So I should skip Glasgow altogether then and go right on to Edinburgh? Let me rethink this...

Jayne said...

Hehe, I was pulling your leg, however I'm led to believe that Edinburgh is a lot nicer (sorry to any Glaswegians reading).

(looking forward to the premiere still) !!

Redbeard76 said...

By all accounts that's what I've heard, but being Britain's second city, I didn't think I should pass it up like I'm passing on shitholes like Sheffield or Newcastle. (no offence to any Sheffielders or Geordies)

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