06 May 2008

Great Britain Journey, part 3

First, some updates.

1. The Humpy Emailing Puzzle Retard who ruined streaming audio and other frivolities at the job has left the company, her temp assignment was up. We threw a going away party, but it was more for us celebrating her departure than honouring her time there. Don't let the door hit ya, biotch! Walking into work on Monday was quite honestly a breath of fresh air, I really had to pinch myself. She really is gone! ::happy dance::

2. Sierra now loves bacon and pizza. We couldn't be happier. Until she gets a cholesterol problem. But at least now, no more bacon abuse. But she still loves her toast. Just wait until I get her up to a full English. Now that's a proud moment.

3. Elton John is coming to my town, MY TOWN!!! This summer to do a gig at the fairgrounds, but not during fair week. First time to Vermont I hear. I'd say that's almost better than the Queen coming to town. Wait, it IS the Queen coming to town! Who's next, George Michael?

Now to refresh everyone here's a link to
Great Britain Journey part 1
Great Britain Journey part 2

And now,

Day 15

-Edinburgh all day
-Edinburgh Castle
-Royal Mile
-possibly an extra day in Edinburgh, depending on how much we love it. All plans are subject to change.

Day 16

-M90 to A92 to A915 to St. Andrews
-morning/early afternoon in St. Andrews
-A91 to M90 to Perth, where there's a Red Sox fan in Scotland I've met online who would get together for a pint. You know who you are, Nips.

Day 17

-M90 to Aberdeen
-short stop in Aberdeen for lunch and a quick walk
-A944 to A97 to A939 to A95 to A9 to Inverness.
-take loads of photos passing through Cairngorm National Park

Day 18

-morning in Inverness
-drive along Loch Ness down the A82
-pass Ben Nevis
-drive through Loch Lomond National Park, still on A82
-night in or around Glasgow, again.

Day 19

-drive south on the M74 to M6 to A66
-Lake district all day. Lancashire right and proper.

Day 20

-quick jaunt through Yorkshire National Park
-quick swing by Wigan and on to Liverpool
-remainder of day in Liverpool.
-Docks museum
-Beatles museum
-pass on the jokes please.

Here's one. What do you call a Liverpudlian in a suit?

The accused.

Day 21

-debate still exists in my mind whether or not to spend a day in Manchester or not, since I'm not much of an Oasis fan or Joy Division fan. I am however a fan of the Moz and the mighty Smiths, that might be worth the day itself. Please convince me people of England, otherwise I'd go on to the next leg that takes me through North Wales, Snowdonia and down the western edge of Wales through Radio 1 Aled's hometown of Aberystwyth. I'm the only gay in the village. (Is there a Llandewi Breffi?)

More to come...

(Red Sox win again, with back-to-back blasts by Ortiz and Ramirez! No easy feat in Detroit's enormous Comerica ballpark.)


Ted D said...

Redbeard, you've really given this trip to England a lot of thought. Here's to you getting to finally go someday.

Sierra is a bacon eater now, huh?

The circle of life continues.

Have a great day, man.

Redbeard76 said...

Oh I ain't done yet Ted. I still have Wales, the Cotswolds, the West Country and the South Coast yet to go. At least 1 more week, possibly 2. Endless possibilities compacted into an island the size of Kansas.

Ted D said...

Are you winning the lottery?

Seriously, hopefully you get to go one day; look at me, never thought I'd get to Fenway and I'll be there next week.

Ishat's Fire said...

I think I would start in LDN and than wonder about as my heart desired it.

Someday, don't make it be too late. I am sure the little one will love it.

David'Z RantZ said...

Sierra loves bacon! And surely all proper pork products will follow! This is the result of exceptional parenting. But if and when she asks for both an English muffin with peanut butter and boneless extra-well-done Chinese spareribs -- well, not in the same meal -- I may ask to "adopt" her as my cyber-niece.

Oh, and as far as your being "the only gay in the village," don't let IANO hear about that, especially if you own a cat.

Redbeard76 said...

Absolutely Ishat, you have to start in London, the centre of it all. If you go back and check out parts 1 & 2 you can see a lot of it is purpose-filled and very personal, especially with the Tower and going to the locations in Bucks, Cambs and Lincs.

5 year plan.

David'Z, Aled, not me, would be the only gay in the village. Then again, my first encounter with IANO had me cowering as he labelled me "a dude with a womb." The girls were nice enough to lure me back with candy.

David'Z RantZ said...

Oops, sorry, that's what happens when you read something quickly at two in the morning.

Sparkle Plenty said...

Oh, Redbeard. While this trip looks dreamy, you have torn my heart asunder. Can you PRETEND to like Joy Division? Please? I mean, sure, shove Oasis in a snowbank and rub snow in their snarling little self-important faces, but you spurn Joy Division?! After I lured you back with candy?

Aw, we'll agree to disagree.

I'm glad things feel better at work!

Redbeard76 said...

Oh no, no, no, no, Sparkle, I like Joy Division as much as the next guy, in fact I have "Control" on my Blockbuster queue, and Love Will Tear Us Apart. And I do set them higher than Oasis. But I've never delved deeper into the dark heart than that, maybe I should give them another look and download some stuff to listen to whilst at work. Thanks for the heads up!

Ishat's Fire said...

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" is one of the best songs ever. It is on my personal top 100.

5 year plan will make your little one at a great age to enjoy it.

Sparkle Plenty said...

REDCBEARD CASSEROLE! DUDE! I'll sue, I tell's ya, I'll sue!


(Glad you like Joy Division--those are both excellent songs.)

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