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Greenwich, England. The Prime Meridian

After a short walk from the pier, we climbed up to the Royal Observatory. The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock: This is one of the earliest electrically driven public clocks.  It was installed here in 1852.  The dial always shows Greenwich … Continue reading

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Boat to Greenwich

To go to Greenwich, we rode the bus to the Tower of London, and took the boat from the Millennium Pier.  The 2-day tour bus pass we bought included the boat ride.  It was perfect. We got there as early … Continue reading

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London : Trafalgar Square + the National Galleries

On our second day in London, when we were still with our friends, we met them at St. Martin in the Fields that morning. Some friends from home had told us about this place.  It has free concerts at lunch time, … Continue reading

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London : the pubs

The day we arrive in London, the World Cup had started already.  The pubs were showing football games  all day.  They always seem busy, but it was really crazy in the evenings.  When everyone after work seem to go hang out in … Continue reading

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London : Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey founded in 960 is right across the street from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Mark and I had been in London before, and with three short days, we had decided to just look at it from … Continue reading

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London : Big Ben

We saw Big Ben the second day we were in London.  We went for a walk with our friends Mac and Ros, and they left us at this point for few days to discover on our own. Now we have … Continue reading

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off we go…

We’ve been planning and saving and working on this summer’s vacation for years.  For many years, we’ve been saving a little here and there for ‘a trip’.  We then had the chance to go to India.  And that was a trip and … Continue reading

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blessed

  “Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.” ― Mary Oliver.

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the butterfly : fly

I will never forget when Siena started swimming in a team about two years ago.  We walked into the pool and meet the instructor (of the non-competeitice swim team), and Siena’s first words out of her mouth are “I don’t … Continue reading

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a different point of view

This is how it went. Me: Hey! Look what I found! Lucas: What is that? Me: A cool rock. Lucas: Cool! Me: Look what I found! Siena: What is that? Me: A cool rock.  Can you smile? I can see … Continue reading

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