Tuesday, May 6, 2008

We’ve Moved…

I’ve moved our blog to a new site.  Please visit us at
http://stankristi.blogspot.com/

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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bourton-on-the-Water August 2007

Stan sez: Kristi must be getting tired of me dragging her all over the place but……..we had to do the Cotswolds.   

Kristi sez:  This weekends adventure took us to a place called ”The Cotswalds” which are famous picturesque villages made from the golden local stone. The village we chose to visit today is Bourton-on-the-Water, A village often called “The Venice of the Cotswold” and a tourist favorite judging by the crowds we saw today. 

Stan sez:  The place is so picturesque it makes your teeth hurt.  Looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting.  We hit three trolls on the way home……….. 

If you would like to see more photos of this area please check out this link.  http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Gloucestershire/Bourton_on_the_Water

Kristi & Stan August 2007

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Corfe Castle July 2007

After our tour of Stonehenge we hopped back into the car and headed for Corfe Castle.  Corfe lies at the heart of an area known as The Isle of Purbeck.

Stan Sez: I stumbled upon Corfe Castle last winter while looking for surf around Kimmeridge Bay.  The surf was down and I saw a sign for it and thought “cool – a castle”…….then I got there and went Whoa…….

Kristi Sez:  I was tired from our tour of Stonehenge and was thinking that I may not have enough energy for another hour drive to this castle.  BUT Stan (energy man) convinced me we should go.  Once we arrived, we immediately hit a restaurant called “The Greyhound” and I had the best fish and chips of my life!  Now with full tummy we ventured to the castle.  Unfortunately by the time got there, access into the castle grounds had closed, but non the less, it was spectacular view!  One of the coolest things I have been to.

 Stan Sez: This place should be the set for some movie about really nasty wizards, dragons and children hooked on video games.  The place is over the top, with a massive ruin of a castle leaning over an ancient village where the doors are only tall enough for people under 4 feet to slip through.  If you go to the UK – go to Corfe Castle. 

Currently they are trying to stabilize what still remains standing, but here’s a link to their website where you can see it without the scaffolding. If you scroll down this page there are some really great photo’s  http://www.corfe-castle.co.uk/gallery.asp

Kristi and Stan, July 29, 2007

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Stonehenge July 2007

Today after sleeping in until 12:30 trying to crack the jetlag barrier, we took our first adventure going to the English Heritage site, Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is 1 hour from our home in Wokingham. This prehistoric monument dates back 5,000 years. Stan says the site is guarded by Stonehenge sheep, which are fanged, ferocious animals. I’ve included a photo, I was brave enough to capture them in the natural surroundings but I think they knew I was photographing them, for they took on a very mellow and docile disguise.

The place is surprising because the stones are much smaller than National Geographic would have you believe. None the less………a cool place to go. Check that one off the list!

Kristi and Stan, July 29, 2007

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Friday, April 29, 2005

Grand Market April 2005

Stan and I finally made it down to the Grand Market in Brussels. The first photo is our “Where is Stan” test, use your searching skills and see if you can find him in the crowd:) The place as always, was beautiful and full of shops and restaurants. We stopped at the Neuhaus chocolate shop and tried a variety of chocolates. Later that day I think for the first time I actually experienced a chocolate hangover…ugh. The chocolate is HEAVY!! I’m running low on my blog space, so I was only able to include a few photos this time.
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Monday, April 11, 2005

Brugge, Belgium

Our Saturday trip to Brugge… We drove approx 1 hour from Brussels to this magical and fairytale like town. It’s very beautiful and beyond charming. We had a wonderful day walking through the streets enjoying the food and shops. The best part of the day was admiring the amazing architecture and grand towers. Brugge is known for it’s extraordinary chocolates, beer and handmade lace. Stan and I, not being ones to miss an opportunity for the best of the best indulged in each one…well except for the lace. We enjoyed sampling fine beer and creamy chocolates, but only admired the lace from afar…something to buy next time. Upon arriving into the square, a marching band was just coming around the corner. Stan’s convinced they came out just to welcome us, I believed him :) Before we started our journey around the town we stopped for a bite to eat. We ate at a cute spot in one of the main squares. I cannot recall the name of it, but they did have wonderful food. For the first time I had escargot, yes snails. Save your yucks! It was really good and I would order them again. We spent only a few hours here, but loved it so much that we are already planning another trip back! Hope you enjoy the photos!
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