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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:11 pm

We went to a cement factory when I was in school. :lol:
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:27 pm

We went with our school to.......... A carpet factory, Axminster, a silkworm place, lots of cathedrals/churches, Stonehenge, lots of places in London including, The Tower of London, Natural History Museum.
Bath, where we saw the Roman baths & the Crescent. A talk in London by Prince Philip, which was very amusing. Other places I have probably forgotten about as it was a very long time ago. :lol:
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Postby Batty » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:18 pm

One of our school trips was a coach trip to one of the art galleries (I forget which one).
The coach broke down en route, and when we finally arrived, the art teacher (who I didn't like) was in raptures over a painting titled 'L'Escargots'.
The ceiling pattern looked more like a snail than the painting did, and I said so.
The strange thing is, the guard nodded agreement with me!
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Postby Trish » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:29 pm

cols wrote:I'm thinking roadtrip

Ireland twice:
Did you like it ? The reason I ask is a lot of friends have come over from the states and been real disappointed


Always think roadtrip.
Best fun I've had (clothed) is travelling. Drive whenever I can, it's better, get off the 4-lanes and stop at road stand for fresh fruit and drive through dinky towns and really SEE things.

Vegas to CO is uhm.. more mountainous than you think.
I've crossed the Rockies 4 trips --one trip I drove, others were years ago-- but you better have a good stomach some of those turns. And damned good brakes. And a healthy transmission.

Ireland --Yes, I loved it.
But we didnt' do touristy things. My mother grew up in Blacklion and we have family all over the place (now, all over the world) so we had lots of people to hang out with.

My favorite place is Templecarrigg, do you know it?
My cousin Dolly & family lived there.. We'd cross the golf links into Greystones to the cinema or to swim. One morning, Dolly & I walked down to the docks to buy 2 salmon we ate 3 hours later. I had no idea fish was good!

I am NOT getting into the Irish Sea again, thank you!

We did some driving, not much. My dad got his Int'l license, but the locals scared the hell out of him. They really were nuts behind the wheel... Then there's the other side of the road thing... I'd pass, too.

We did a train journey into Killarney that was very nice, what a wonderful train, I had never been on one before. So shiny and no plastic.

Yes, I learned to make fried bread and learned to love black pudding. never could stand white pudding and my offspring freak out at the thought of either. :0)

I saw Galway and the Bay for maybe 1 day, I would love to spend a month on the western shore. Just listening to the ocean....


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Postby chris.ph » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:30 pm

best trip i went on was to the rnli station in the mumbles area of swansea it got me interested in ships (royal national lifeboat institition) :)
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Postby Trish » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Tonyblack wrote:We went to a cement factory when I was in school. :lol:


That's just wrong.
Unless you're from New Jersey....

We went to ...
We never went anywhere on a class trip!

That's okay, I love to travel and really wouldnt' want the Senior Class tasgging along.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:55 pm

Trish wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:We went to a cement factory when I was in school. :lol:


That's just wrong.
Unless you're from New Jersey....

We went to ...
We never went anywhere on a class trip!

That's okay, I love to travel and really wouldnt' want the Senior Class tasgging along.
It was actually a geology field trip so it made perfect sence. :wink:
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Postby bikkit » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:00 pm

We went to Buxton on a camping trip. It was horible and I like mud.

We went to france too. That was a lot better.

We went fossil- hunting on hock cliff too. Our teachers had a thing with getting us muddy
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:10 pm

We went to German, staying a night there and a night back, in Belgium.

We were only 15, but the teachers didn't seem to mind if we drank the bar dry! :D :oops:
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Postby nattheweirdo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:58 am

1. paris x2
2. canada (second time in october xD)
3. Majorca x2
4. Crete
5. Florida

lol does Wales count? :lol:

much smaller than yours but hey :D
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Postby nattheweirdo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:59 am

Tonyblack wrote:We went to a cement factory when I was in school. :lol:


I went to a suasage factory with my food tech class a few months ago :D


:/....not as much fun as you'd think
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:20 am

nattheweirdo wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:We went to a cement factory when I was in school. :lol:


I went to a suasage factory with my food tech class a few months ago :D


:/....not as much fun as you'd think
As a vegetarian it would be my idea of hell. :lol:
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Postby cols » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:03 am

Sausage factory yuck :!:

Trish: sounds like you enjoyed your visits here I think our visitors were expecting every pub to have Trad music
and it's expensive here so I think that was a major turn off

Fair play for getting into the Irish Sea I would not chance it , when we were kids we lived on the east coast and went to the beach alot and we used to joke that you'd come out glowing from all the polution !
I much prefer the west coast so we can take a dip in the atlantic .Very cold though
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:33 am

There was a sewage treatment place just down the road from my school... guess where we went! PMSL

Actually it was pretty interesting (if smellly in place although not as much as you'd think) and I did a project in Art class about the filtration process :lol:
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Postby nattheweirdo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:34 pm

[quote="I did a project in Art class about the filtration process :lol:[/quote]

That must have been an interesting picture :lol:
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