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Day 161 - 163 (16/18 Aug 2013) - Instead of babbling on how beautiful southern England is, here are a few pictures of places we made it through while hanging out in this area. Redruth, Bristol, Bath, and Stonehenge happened to be along the travel route following Jessica back to Portsmouth--her other place of work while in the UK.
fathers_day_dinnerWe have had our MSR Whisperlite International stove for nearly 5 years and it has never failed us, not even once. MSR has come out with a new stove in 2013, so this review is for the older stove. While cycling through Spain, we met a couple that had the 2013 MSR Whisperlite International stove, so we took a few minutes looking it over. It was brand new and not used
Day 155 – 160 (10/15 Aug 2013) – Saturday arrives; we pack up and ride back into town to meet Jessi—this time for real!! It was great seeing her again, although we feel a little bad that we are not able to spend any time with our other daughter who has to work and study in Florida. Over the weekend, we go exploring and hiking the rugged coast of Cornwall. [singlepic id=2289 w=620 h=540 float=center]
Day 150 - 154 (5/9 Aug 2013)  - It seems, we need lessons in reading and comprehending e-mails!! We are all excited to see our daughter.  So after riding all day on the busy roads to Exeter, we decided to take a late train to Falmouth, where Jessica was going
We started using GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Backpacker cookware over 12 months ago and steadily for the past 5 months while on the road.  This review is more of a follow up to our original write-up from July '12 (1st review). Over the course of 12 months, we have cooked probably over 200 meals and the cookware is holding up very well.
Day 148-149 (3/4 Aug) - People have warned us about the traffic and the hills. All, we thought was: “how bad could it be??!!” Well, we found out quickly. [singlepic id=2241 w=620 h=540 float=center]   After leaving Poole, we headed west, so we could eventually meet up with Jessica in Falmouth, which lies in beautiful Cornwall. This area along the south-west coast is
Day 147-148 (2/3 Aug 2013) - Although, we were the first ones to be put on the ferry, we were the last ones to leave the ferry on our level…after all the foot passengers, cars, buses, RV’s, and trucks. Once at the passport control, we played '50 questions' with the officer, who seemed to think we came to work here in the UK. At least that’s what her
During our travels in France, we occasionally followed the routes of some of the stages of the Tour de France. It was quite obvious that the French are very enthusiastic and supportive of the event when we passed by the fun and creative bike decorations along our way.
Day 146 (1 Aug 2013) - We have a lot planned for today…Besides pulling our tired selves out of the tent in the morning we also need to catch the Ferry from Cherbourg, France to Poole, England around 18:45. However, along the 60 km bike ride there, we also want to
Day 144 – 145 (Jul 30/31)  -  The closer we get to the Normandy coast, the more we are reminded of the country’s history during WWII. Monuments, memorials, and historic markers are reminding everybody of the past and an abundance of British and