Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back from England

The last two weeks i spent time in England visiting family where i am orginally from. If you didnt already know i moved to the USA at the end of 1997. I had not been home since 2003 and it sure was nice to see Mum and Dad and my brother.

We spent a day in London as my girls wanted to see the sites and see where i grew up. I always like going to my home but i dont think i could live there anymore as it has become so expensive!
We hired a mid size car and just one tank of Petrol (Gas) was $150! and its not like the people there get paid more!

During my trip i managed to run every other day but no bikeing and not much swimming. Which was kind of nice as i need a little break.

We went to many castles as old churchs/Abbeys. When you grow up there you take old buildings for granted but since living in the united states and i now really appreciate churches and castles dating back to the 1100's

Here is a few pictures to show you what i mean:
This is us in front of the Queens Summer house.

This one is a castle from around 1200. This is typical of what you find all over the place in the UK.

This is the inside. The floors are missing but the craftsmanship is amazing.

This is an Abbey we visited. The stonework is awesome.

This is the inside. I got a shot of the people so you can kind of judge the height of the ceiling.

Another shot of the Abbey

This is a shot of us driving over Tower Bridge in London.

I have soo many pictures i wont bore you with them all.

On other news i was so happy to hear Bungus Podcast back on the Air!!!!! Keep em coming.

On the race front i think i have decided to drop out the upcoming Mountain bike race and volunteer for the MS150 bike ride that goes near my home town. I feel it was time to give a little back.

I have some more Triathlons in August and my work friends wife is getting ready to run her first ever 5k. I had coached her though the Couch to 5k Program and she shoulb be ready to run her first ever 5k. So i am going to do that with them.

I did not give up on the mountain bike race completely i am just going to postpone it for now.

Ok one more parting shot


  1. Welcome back! Glad you had a good trip. Thanks for sharing the cool pictures!

  2. I would love to visit sometime but wow bring some cash eh?