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I've been doing some memory lane posts of trips before digital and before blogging.
I first traveled to England with my Mom in 1960
My parents took us back as a family in 1970.
John and I first went together in 1986 to London.
Continuing 1986 with Oxford and Stratford.
Ireland 1991 Part 1 Dublin
Ireland 1991 Part 2 Around Ireland
Ireland 1991 Part 3 Around Ireland
London 2005 with family
Ireland Part 1 2005 Ballyvaughan Aran Islands
Ireland Part 2 2005 Ballyvaughan Dunguaire Castle, Galway
Ireland Part 3 2005 Burren Bunratty Castle Aillwee Caves Lahinch
Ireland Part 4 2005 Killarney Limerick
Ireland Part 5 2005 Dublin
Ireland 2001 - Ballybunion scheduled
London 1987 - scheduled
Scotland 2001 - scheduled
July 2005 - London England
We went in the summer because we went with my sister, her partner and my niece and nephew who were 15 and 11 at the time.
We took the morning flight from Toronto which got us into our rental around 11PM and we headed out for some food before going to bed.
We had three days in London so we packed in the usual tourist sights on the Hop On Hop Off bus as the kids had never been to London.
My sister's favourite photo of Brennan.
Uncle john enjoying the pigeons as well.
Brennan amusing himself with a mouse splat ball.
My sister's favourite picture of Caitlin.
Coffees and hot chocolate before the theatre.
Pooped after a long first day.
Brian in background getting help reading the map/
John has his first bacon buttie.
We have to go to the Tower of London.
John and I went in search of the Templar Church from Da Vinci Code.
First though, St. Paul's.
Templar Church and it was CLOSED! We would finally get inside in 2010.
So we had lunch and then caught the train to Milton Keynes to see my aunt and uncle and cousin and family.
Uncle Hughie (my Dad's eldest brother) his wife Joyce, their daughter Maureen, my oldest McGuinness cousin and myself and John.
I've been replaced with Maureen's husband, Peter French.
We go back to London and leave for Ireland in the morning. It is the day of the London bombings July 7 2005.