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In October of 2017, I flew from Dallas to London Heathrow to begin a week of meeting and training customers. Matt picked me up at the airport and drove me around all week. After
spending a week UK, we flew to Bucharest, Romania for another week of work in Constanta,
on the Black Sea coast.
UK Trip - October 2017
This Land Rover was our ride in the
UK. It held our equipment well, drove
good and was more fun than driving a car.
And Matt did all of the driving!
We stayed for a few nights in Reading and
then drove on to Salisbury to stay another
few nights to visit Boscombe Down.
Here are photos of Salisbury,
the old square filled with shops and old pubs.
The square is at the entrance to the old part
of the city where cars are blocked off making
it easy to walk around
Some photos of the Salisbury Cathedral.
One of eight copies of the Magna Carta
is at the cathedral. The cathedral also
has Britain's tallest spire. It was too late
to go inside while I was there, but the
outside was very impressive
Village of Cheddar at the Cheddar Gorge. Cheddar Village is
where cheddar cheese was first made, the cheese is aged for
months in the caves in the Cheddar Gorge which keeps the
cheese cool all through the year. There are also caves in
nearby Wookey Hole (I just like saying that name). Also nearby
is the small town of Shepton Mallet, where I had been to visit
during a trip to the UK in the 1990s.
Special thanks to Matt and Jacinta for taking me sharing their
house for the weekend and taking me touring on their weekend
off. We went through the Cheddar Gorge to Wells to see the
Wells Cathedral and the Bishops Palace.
The photos below are from the Wells Cathedral and the Bishops Palace next door.
Most Texans don't know this, but historically in the UK having a
cathedral within your town limits makes you a city. So Wells bills
itself as "England's Smallest City". There are very large towns,
but there are a few small places designated as cities because of
their old cathedral and Bishop.