Showing posts from December, 2018

Himley Hall and Veggie Supreme Pizza, West Midlands, UK

Travel Diary:
While we were over in the UK we went on a couple of big trips. We went to Iceland on a cruise and we went to Paris as well. Aside from the big trips, we did some day trips local to where we were staying near Birmingham. One of those trips was to Himley Hall and Park. It was a place recommended to us by our hosts. We all drove there together to have a nice walk in the park. 
Himley Hall is an English country house which belonged to the Lords of Dudley but now it is a park owned by Dudley Council. The Manor house has nice grounds which makes for a nice park to walk around.
There are lots of ducks and geese roaming around. We happened to show up on a day where they were doing a scavenger hunt for kids. They were all trying to find a unicorn or something. We went down near the water and had a picnic. We had brought a packed lunch with us to enjoy in the park.
The walk around the water was really nice. We always enjoy going for walks in the outdoors. The weather was actually p…

Le Grand Paris Trip

Travel Diary:
We travelled to Paris, France from the UK where we were staying in the Birmingham area. This time we flew out of Birmingham rather than flying out of London like some of our other trips.

We made it to Paris okay and once we got to the airport we had to figure out how to get the train to our hotel. We did look it up on Google maps ahead of time. We just had to line up for a train ticket and then catch the train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare du Nord and then a metro train to Estación de Oberkampf. From there we walked.
We checked in to our hotel and we were impressed with our windows. It's not often that we have the luxury of windows! We were excited to see Paris so we got out there and walked around. We got a map from our hotel to help guide us. We walked past city hall or Hôtel de Ville. Then we crossed the bridge to go to  Île de la Cité. We found the famous Notre Dame Cathedral and waited in line to go inside. Check out the gargoyles on the side of the cat…