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Trip of a Lifetime: Windsor Castle

I just returned from a two-week vacation to the British Isles. It was incredible and a dream come true. I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for the opportunity to visit so many breathtaking and gorgeous historical places. 106 more words


British Summers 1910-2013

Having done a little more work on my Anomaly Charts application that grabs and displays climate anomaly charts from the UKMO site, I though I would post a screen shot just to show you how effective it can be when looking back down through the years. 56 more words


On top of Wales

My last week in Wales, I climbed to the top of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, with a group of German girls who were also studying abroad at Bangor. 403 more words

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Nostalgia for Wales

I am really and truly “back” now, and starting up classes any minute now. Between working and trying not to brag about my tan (“I got it in Greece” doesn’t go over well, oddly enough), I sometimes browse through photos of my big trip, trying to make sense of it all and reveling in the memories the pictures evoke. 266 more words

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Stonehenge: new facts emerge

(OK: we are no longer in California but thought I would continue with the travel related blog seeing as one or two of you appear to have looked at it.  360 more words


What is this? Italy?

Nope. It’s North Wales.

You’d be forgiven for the mistake; Portmerion village is a collection of brightly colored houses and grottos modeled after the Italian town of Portofino. 77 more words

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