May 7, 2008

Postcard from Yorkshire

We've climbed Harrogate trees...



...and Brimham rocks...



We've admired Ripon Cathedral in the sunshine...



...but decided we like the Fountain Abbey ruins better...



We've mini putted...

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...and pitched the real thing...



Tomorrow we're off to the coast. Fingers crossed that the rain stays AWAY.

41 comments:

hokgardner said...

Fountain Abbey looks like an amazing place to visit. For some reason, I've always liked ruins better than whole buildings. I'm enjoying visiting England vicariously through you. Keep the pictures coming!

jenontheedge said...

Looks like it was a lovely day. Hopefully, the Englishmen stopped watching the telly and joined in the fun.

Amy Y said...

How fun!!
Fingers and toes crossed for no rain! :)

Mrs. Annie said...

NO rain, no rain, no rain!

Melanie said...

Gah. How gorgeous! Lucky (puddle) ducks.

Christie said...

My husband spent a year in York when he was 14. One day he'll take me there and show me the sights. Looks LOVELY.

Karen MEG said...

Great shots and beautiful weather.... yes, please rain, stay away!!!!

Cheri said...

Each picture is greener than the last. Why is green so much greener in Europe? Kristen, Courtney, and Laura all loved climbing around in the ruins of castles and abbeys during our visits to France. Awesome.

Kyla said...

Gorgeous!!!

katydidnot said...

that mini golf course looks awfully dignified.

Dawn said...

Up until now, when I heard the word Yorkshire, I just thought of those cute dogs by the same name :P These photos are beautiful and now I have something else in my mind to reference when I hear about Yorkshire. Have fun on the coast!

kimmy said...

It looks like you are all having such a wonderful time. I hope the weather cooperates this weekend!

Kimmy

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

A new adventure every day. Oh Heidi, you are building such cool memories for your kids.

E said...

I love traveling with you Heidi.
This slow Nordic leavetkaing and transition is teaching your kids plenty about looking forward, making the best of things, and grabbing every moment. You are one smart cookie.....

Victoria said...

Please adopt me, Heidi. I'll hold *two* umbrellas for you if it should indeed rain. *grin*

Lovely photos, as always!!

Amy said...

I love hearing about your journey! Hope the rain stays away. =)

Kellan said...

You are having so much fun - I'm glad. Nice to see you - Kellan

Stomper Girl said...

That fountain abbey picture is stunning.

shay said...

I love the ruins too! So very cool!

Amber said...

Must. Live. Vacariously. Through. You. WHAT A BLAST!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

We lead such different lives! I love your blog too!

Mary Beth said...

The weather is holding out for you. England is so very green and alive! Enjoy the coast - watch out for pirates:)

Nadine said...

Again, GREAT photos! Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful pics!
I have my fingers crossed for you!

Aliki2006 said...

Stay away rain!!

Have fun!

MamaGeek said...

Fingers crossed here too! LOVE those shots, what fun Heidi!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Does it ever stop being magical, breath taking, impressive, and wonderful? I often wish I could be you. =)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous!! Am trying to hide my envy...!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It all looks like amazing fun. Someday . . .

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Wow, the beauty of the ruins is amazing, better than a postcard!

Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!

About what you asked me, ha I wish I was closer, I am afraid that we live many miles apart, I have family in your area but am stuck way out on the prairie....in Regina.

Laura said...

what wonderful photos!

Happy Mother's Day!

Misty said...

Love the picture of the ruins. It is amazing that they made such things so long ago.

LaskiGal said...

Oh wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! The cathedral is awesome, but the ruins are breathtaking. I mean, you can almost visualize the living history . . .

Hope you had a clear day at the coast!

carrie said...

Yay! Sunshine and happy faces!

You guys look like you are having so much fun. What a great experience for all of you!

Mrs. G. said...

I hope the sun came your way! What fun.

katiez said...

I'm seeing some blue skies and shadows... Rain must have stopped for a wee bit, anyway!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

so very very jelouse that you are in England and I am NOT! Probably my favorite place in the world! Glad to see that you guys are having fun though.

Barrie said...

The fun never ends for you guys. :)

Chanting: No rain, no rain, no rain...

the dragonfly said...

The Fountain Abbey ruins look amazing! I love that you have such great adventures. Sometimes I wish we could live in Germany when the Little Mister is a bit older, so we can do stuff like that. Oh well...we're enjoying the time we have. :)

MamaGeek said...

OH the architecture is beyond stunning.

another good thing said...

Woman, you tire me out. What an amazing mom you are. Those are 2 lucky boys.
Keep posting pix.