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Whittington Castle, Shropshire in England

One day our friends took us to see this castle, Whittington Castle, near Oswestry in north Shropshire. Whittington Castels is one of a chain of castles in the border with Wales, being the base of defense against them throughout the … Continue reading

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the meet

Yes, the meat of the meet.  (That has to be a saying or a joke, right?) Anyways.  The Swim Meet we went to a couple of weekends ago was the first one of the season, and a fun one. It … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 2

  In our walk around town, I stopped at Bollands tea store.  Hard to decide what to bring. But a small bag of Chester Breakfast Tea and Bollands Afternoon Tea made their way to my suitcase.  Something for the morning and I … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 3 : the Roman Village

There is remnants everywhere, and I am sure we didn’t notice it all. Historians, guides, teachers, students, always someone sharing something new, stories from thousands of years ago. Walking through walls built so long ago that is hard to even … Continue reading

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Continuing history with the Romans : Gladiators

At the end of our Roman Soldier tour, we ended at a Roman Amphitheater.  These were used for shows with gladiators and wild animals fighting in front of thousands of people, cheering, enjoying their time while men fought for their lives.  Not … Continue reading

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Catching

Lucas was a catcher in the spring games some times.  And he liked it.  He liked all the gear that came with being one, but this time, I think he’s really enjoyed being a catcher and being part of the … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 1

Welcome to Chester, on the border with Wales. We parked right across the street from the Castle. And across the street from the Chester Raceway.    Then we kept on walking. This city is right along the River Dee. This is … Continue reading

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