Who: LeAnn Boardman, 43
Shirley Stokes, my mother
Beth Boardman, 17
Jamee Boardman, 15
When: June 25 - July 8, 2005
June 25: Flight from Seattle to London on British Air.
Arrive on June 26th.
June 26: We'll be taking a Thrifty rental car from the
airport up to Telford and spending the night at the
Hotel Madeley Court.
June 27: We get our canal narrowboat, Montgomery, from
which is part of the Maestermyn Group based in Whittington, Shropshire.
To rent the boat, we went through a company called
Blakes Holiday Boating. We'll be on
the Llangollen Canal.
July 4: Return the boat in the morning and pack up the
Castle and then drive to Woolton Hill.
We will be staying at the Tile Barn House
and doing day trips out from there the remaining of our trip.
July 5: Visit Stonehenge, the Roman Baths at Bath and
then Avebury stones on our return to the B&B.
July 6: Longleat
House & Safari Park. Ok, not exactly a major British must see but the
girls really want to take a break from things.
Should be fun and there is a huge hedge maze.
July 7: Visiting
Castle and the Secret Wartime Tunnels
July 8: Pack and head home to the Pacific Northwest on
Prologue ~ Saturday, June 25, 2005
We are all packed and ready to go
but have about 1 1/2 hours so figured I could get started on this page.
Our bags are all heavy, glad we don't have too much walking to do with them.
Just hope they all fit into the rental car ;o)
Our plans are to leave for the SeaTac airport around 3:00
p.m. Becky Moore is going to take us over. My husband Mark will be
announcing the Fathoms of Fun Parade in the center of Port Orchard today with
Dana Yost. My business partner, Brian Orwiler and Jake Sanford (another
auctioneer) will be doing the announcing at the grand stand area.
The trip begins - Airport;
Flight BA048; Heathrow; Thrifty Rental Car; Traffic, left sides, narrow tunnels
and more highways; Ah the Hotel finally
2nd Day - The Clarion Hotel
Madeley Court; Maestermyn / Mid-Wales Narrowboats; Canal boating; First lock
experience and getting grounded.
3rd Day - Canal Boating;
Narrow; Aqueducts; Tunnels; Scenery; Llangollen
4th Day - Llangollen;
Thunder, lightning & rain; The village
5th Day - Back down the
canal from Llangollen
6th Day - Back through the
locks; Past the Maestermyn Marina down to Ellesmere
7th Day - Ellesmere; The Mere
8th Day - More of Ellesmere
9th Day - Off the boat;
Warwick Castle; Tile Barn House
10th Day - Bath & Avebury
11th Day - Dover Castle
12th Day - Longleat House &
13th Day - Flight and Home