The England’s in England….and Scotland march 2013

I love to travel. See new place, see the way other people eat, live and talk. We were lucky enough to go back to one of my favorite places and bring our three oldest monkey’s with us. It was hard to choose photos because we went to some cool places, and it would be way to many to show, so here are a few and they are in no particular order because that is how my brain works.

we brought the snow!

we brought the snow!

I guess it hasn’t snowed in Scotland (like this) in 10 years and who better to bring it to them than us Wyomingins? We turned a lot of heads when we went places. We went along with Lumber Jakes bro and his family of 7 and then plus us equals 12. We got a few dirty looks, but I just smiled and waved cause that is how I roll. This place was the Marriot in Edinburgh, Scotland (fancy).

smoked salmon, first taste of raw fish.

smoked salmon, first taste of raw fish.


On the royal mile in Edinburgh there is not only a place that sells fudge doughnuts (inside joke) but we discovered the Craig N Tale. Yummy food. It’s gotta be good if I ate raw fish and liked it. I am a hard one to please when it comes to fish.

glen coe one of the prettiest place on the planet.  scotland

glen coe one of the prettiest place on the planet. scotland

This is a favorite destination for me. Glen Coe, Scotland. Beautiful. Peaceful. And the new James Bond movie drives through this area so it is pretty much famous.

manchester united

manchester united

I absolutely loved going to a football game in England. I wish you could hear the fans chant their songs in their British and Scottish accents! I had a smile on my face the whole time! I kept saying, “what did they say?” and was told pretty much you don’t want to know, it is most likely R rated (and set to nursery rhymes).

westminster abbey

westminster abbey

We were a little late to witness the Royal Wedding. Hmmmm really would have loved to see posh spice’s fancy hat….and maybe her fancy hubby (haha just kidding lumber jake). But we got a shot of these two princess’s.

the uppity harrods

the uppity harrods

We go to Harrods for the food. Weird I know. It is the first department store with uppity rich folks coming and going in their fancy cars and furs. But the food court is lovely. Although with all of the kiddo’s waiting around for everyone to decide on what to get they got tired and tried to find a spot to sit. Everywhere they put their bottoms they got in trouble, so after everyone had selected we put our noses in the air and went to eat outside.
The food really was worth it.

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall

We climbed a long Hadrian’s Wall in head wind and froze our faces off. They are triumphant because it was so stinking cold. My monkey’s were troopers. They were just glad to be there, didn’t complain and went along with all the hikes and cold.

York

York

York has some cool shopping and I always find unique items here. They have a cool cathedral there that has, I don’t know how many steps, but a lot, to get to the top and look around. We did it, it was cool. My legs where like jello.

harry potter cathedral

harry potter cathedral

This cathedral was in the Harry Potter movie, we weren’t allowed photos inside, however, sneaky lumber jake took out is camera, acted like he was looking at his other photo’s, took a picture (not a very good one darn it) and I think Scotland Yard may be looking for him.

you gotta drive on what side of the road??

you gotta drive on what side of the road??

Lumber Jake is an excellent driver…in the USA. Not so much in the UK. I think we almost got in three wrecks and was able to pull off a five point turn in the middle of an intersection on the royal mile. People honked. Teenage monkey got red in the face. I, however, laughed.

good indian cuisine

good indian cuisine

They had a yummy Indian restaurant in Manchester, we needed to fuel our belly for the event of the day, going in to buy our Manchester United gear. It was ridiculous! We had to wait 15 minutes to even get in the store because it was full to capacity. It was wall to wall people. Crazy.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

We touched the nose of the Lion and Trafalgar Square in London, so it is said if you do you will return. So here is hoping.

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