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A Fabulous Trip to England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland

Children’s Author, Linda Gondosch, Visits the Land of Shakespeare

Werner and I have returned from a wonderful 12 day trip to the United Kingdom.  We joined a C-I-E bus tour. So today, instead of one of my American History Tales, let me share a few pictures of our grand tour of the U.K., land of Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, the Bronté sisters, J.K. Rowling and oh, so many more literary greats.  As a book writer, I love to travel.  The more I see, the more material I have to write about.  Maybe I could write a book about the mysterious Stonehenge or Farmer Joe and his talented sheepdog in Ireland.

I’m sorry that I don’t have a picture of Werner dancing a jig with the lively Irish step dancers.  That was the evening I forgot my camera.  Where’s the camera when you need it!

Have you ever seen Stonehenge or Edinburgh Castle?  I would love to hear about your favorite vacation spot.  Leave a reply!

Five-thousand year old Stonehenge on a windy, rainy day is an eerie place.

Five-thousand year old Stonehenge on a windy, rainy day is an eerie place.

Here I am at the 2000-year-old Roman spa in Bath, England.

Here I am at the 2000-year-old Roman spa in Bath, England.

In Ireland Farmer Joel's sheepdog skillfully herds the sheep.

In Ireland Farmer Joe’s sheepdog skillfully herds the sheep.

A bagpiper pipes a lively tune outside Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

A bagpiper pipes a lively tune outside Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.

Medieval houses of York almost touch!

Medieval houses of York almost touch!

Here is the beautiful birthplace of Shakespeare where he grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. The house is much larger than I thought.

Here is the beautiful birthplace of Shakespeare where he grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon. The house is much larger than I thought.

This is the Tower Bridge taken from inside the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels of British royalty are on display in the Tower.

This is the Tower Bridge taken from inside the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels of British royalty are on display in the Tower.

We took the Thames River Cruise and passed by the reconstructed Globe Theater with its thatched roof. I believe this is the only thatched roof allowed in London since the 1666 fire.

We took the Thames River Cruise and passed by the reconstructed Globe Theater with its thatched roof. I believe this is the only thatched roof allowed in London since the 1666 fire.

You can find delicious fish -n-chips at The Swan, a popular pub in London.

You can find delicious fish -n-chips at The Swan, a popular pub in London.

 

 

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