15 August 2011

Wales {British Adventure}

 I have been so anxious to show you pictures of our trip to England, I took over 500 and I hope I won't bore you through many of them.... Lisa and I visited so many beautiful places, I can't help but wanting you to tag along with us!!.

I left a day earlier (remember, the day of Barn House...?) as I had to check daughter #3 into the Manchester United Soccer School at Denstone College, Staffordshire. We rented a car (driver's seat on the right, shifting gears with the left hand and driving on the opposite side of the road... Not a small task, especially after being awake for so long!!) and headed south. My mouth dropped when we arrived... This beautiful old building is right out of Harry Potter... Unfortunately, I discovered, once there, that I had packed my camera without a memory card (ugh!!), so I had to rely on my phone to record the moment...

After spending the night near the Manchester airport, it was time to pick my trip buddy up and start our journey... We decided to head towards the Snowdonia National Park in the heart of North Wales. The gorgeous countryside views blew us away... Endless visions of lush landscapes, spots of sheep everywhere, and rows and rows of stone walls... 

After a quick stop at a farm shop and restaurant, to get a bite to eat (I had a delicious organic lamb burger!), we drove by a tiny quaint village called Dolwyddelan for a potty break - we loved the fact that most small villages have public toilets! - and were excited to find out they had a castle!

... The breathtaking view from the castle...

We then headed to the coastline and stopped at a quaint village called Harlech, where a majestic castle built in the 13th century oversees its entire surroundings, including an amazing beach...

We continued our journey south, through Barmouth (a quaint beach destination), Dolgellau and ending in Machynlleth, where after hitting 3 or 4 Bed and Breakfasts with no vacancies left, we found this little gem... An old mill house with a creek running behind it, in a quaint tiny village... We literally squealed with delight when we found out there was room for us!! Can we just move in?

I can't wait to share more, as our journey through England continues... Please come back, will you?


  1. Wonderful photos!
    And a amazing landscape and wonderful villages/small towns!!
    Looks like you had a lovely journey!!

    Hugs Tina

  2. You did NOT bore me with those pictures, I really enjoyed them! the town is gorgeous!
    XXX Ido

  3. I love the photos. This so exciting to me because my 5 year old granddaughter plays on the Liverpool Academy team in Keller, TX. It's wonderful to think that some of this could be in her future also.

  4. Oh my goodness! That looks like heaven! I've always been fascinated with that part of the world, absolutely gorgeous.....everything looks so neat and tidy and fresh.
    Thanks so much for sharing those photos, can't wait for more...:).

  5. I'm green with envy. Lucky you, post more quick.

  6. I can't wait to see more. When I was there long ago I stayed briefly in London and never got to explore the country. The photos are so pretty. Great post.

  7. So love the refresher of our many visits to England. You captured so many beautiful spots, pictures are fabulous.

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  8. Wonderful photos, looks like a fabulous holiday and I look forward to seeing more....thank you!

  9. I can hardly believe the beauty, the quaint cobblestone streets. castles, flowers...hillsides everything I've ever dreamed England to be. You are blessed to have such BRILLIANT memory's...thanks for sharing. Karena "A Loblolly Life"

  10. Bloody Brilliant! Bring on the pictures! I'm overwhelmed by the architecture and scenery. Oh those stone still my heart. *Sigh*

  11. Oh I want to go here. Thanks for sharing photos with us.

  12. SURE!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!
    Monica xoxo

  13. I'm so glad to hear your visit is going well, and delighted to see your lovely Welsh photos. My mum was Welsh and we often visited relatives or old haunts with her...


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