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Some times the universe is just not on your side when you travel. My 2015 vacation to England was one of those times. From the time I arrived on Friday Nov. 27 the winds in Northern England were just killer. I spent my first two days wandering Manchester, then on Sunday and Tuesday I headed… read more

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Let me just say this: If you’ve ever wondered if Scotland is worth visiting, it most definitely is. As I write this I am on the train heading South back into England – if you don’t understand how this is a difference, read up on the United Kingdom – and this post is going slow… read more

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Travel

November 30 2013

No Pictures!

I am enjoying the heck out of Edinburgh, but it sure would be nice if I had a bunch of pictures to show you. After what I termed “The Sleep of the Dead” following my trials and tribulations to get here, I started off the morning at Holyrood Palace, the home of the Queen when… read more


Greetings from the O’Hare Terminal 3, Concourse K American Airlines Admiral’s Club… for the third year running. Thanksgiving 2011 was spent in this cubicle. Thanksgiving 2012 was also spent in this cubicle. So, why not Thanksgiving 2013? And, yes, I am heading to England again, but first will be a detour up into Scotland to… read more

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While touring the Manchester Art Gallery I ran into a wonderful a surprise: A Banksy. As I was taking a leisurely stroll through the Manchester Art Gallery , I was moving from the 18th century in the 19th century works when a piece in the corner immediately leaped out as being out of place. Even from across a room… read more

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On Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 I was able to attend my third Manchester United match … and come to hate late people even more. After a delightful pre-game evening in the Europa Suite – read: Too blasted expensive – we went out to our seats and settled in for the match against West Ham. The… read more

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It only took two trips to England to finally make it to an actual castle, and of course I decide to do it on a day with horrible weather. On Monday I headed out to Conwy in Wales, which was about two hours away from Manchester via train. The weather was … less than delightful… read more

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Travel

November 27 2012

Yo! Sushi – You Suck

I finally decided to try a Yo! Sushi location today … I won’t be doing that again. How would I describe Yo! Sushi … all style with no substance? Yeah, that seems pretty accurate. For those of you unfamiliar with Yo! Sushi, it is a chain of kaiten – conveyor belt – sushi locations in… read more

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The main thrust for this trip was two Manchester United matches. One down, one to go. As I said after last year’s game, I didn’t know if I would ever get this chance again, but things luckily worked out. Luckily it was a better result that last year where we ended up in a 1… read more

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Greetings from the O’Hare Terminal 3, Concourse K American Airlines Admiral’s Club … again. Yes, last Thanksgiving I sat at this very same cubicle and wrote about how I was on my way to England for the first time ever. Here I am one year later … and I’m on my way back. As I… read more

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Can everyone just agree we should leave railroads alone? I love to travel by train.  It’s usually comfortable, you get to relax and the chance of an accident is pretty darn low. It is just a great mode of transport, and it allows you to see the countryside. I’ve decided that I’m heading back to… read more

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After my success with finding a Banksy the other day, I decided on my last day in London to go out and find another one that was supposed to be intact.  Sadly, it wasn’t in as good as shape. “Bubble Writer – Tox” as it’s being called is a nod towards street artists Tox who… read more

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