Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Our journey continues

As our journey continues, I wanted to show you A#1's pictures as they moved thru Wales. Since A#1 is away at college studying his brains out, it's hard for me to tell you exactly what each picture is so I will do my very best. At the bottom of the post you will see that I copied part of his itenerary so to give you a better description of everything he witnessed. ENJOY the scenery. That boy is so blessed!!!!

A castle in Wales as they are traveling. Can you imagine driving down the highway and then, hello there's a castle!

A highland Welsh village.


Going to the copper mines.

The coppersmith (I guess that's what you call them) is making an ax out of this.

Taking the tram in Wales.

So here is their itenerary- maybe this will help:

BANGOR, WALES • Travel to Llanberis, a quaint village at the foot of Mount Snowdon, once the slate quarrying capital of the world and the ancestral home of Thomas Jefferson. Visit the Welsh Slate Museum, followed by a short walk to the spectacular site of Dolbadarn castle, the last refuge of the Welsh princes. • Continue along the spectacular Llanberis Pass to the village of Beddgelert. Learn about the legends of Arthur and Merlin connected with this beautiful and mysterious valley. • Visit Conway, one of the finest medieval walled towns in Europe, dominated by Edward Longshanks' magnificent castle. Take a short battlement walk and admire the views around you! • Take a tram ride up to the Great Orme Copper Mine. One of the country’s most important archaeological sites, the mine dates back over 3000 years to the Bronze Age. During the orientation, gain valuable insight into the time-honored mining and smelting process. • During your time in Wales, you may notice the distinct Welsh language. In some areas, it is still the primary language and today you will learn some basic phrases in this Celtic language.
Cool huh? There's lots more to go. Sorry this is taking so long but as usual, the Blaine's are always very busy!

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