We made it a bit harder to see if she would still go for them! Here is the video in slow motion:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
|Sad me at the accident site with unnamed car|
I had just been saying to Todd and Jonelle the week before that this car had a death wish and would turn on us like old yeller!
But some kid from down the road took care of that for us.
|Bumper and headlight-shouldn't take long to fix?|
At least we remembered how to do this car buying/searching/taxing/MOTing stuff in the UK.
So, with our Mercedes rental car (I know, right- not our pick, but we likely) we drove to see this little no-frills beauty- 2005 Hyundai Accent.
|New nameless car- maybe we'll name her so she'll be good to us|
The first car I ever purchased was a Hyundai and I never had any problems with it until it finally said "when" and died where two lanes converged 20 feet in front of a single lane bridge. I liked my first car and generally felt amicable toward Hyundai automobiles thereafter.
This is a picture of our new Hyundai parked in front of our house. We got a great deal (so far, so good) and I'm hopeful it will prove as reliable as my first Hyundai experience.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
It's so nice when friends from home come to visit us here. We spent just under a week with Jonelle, who I lived with for six years in and beyond school. We had a nice time catching up and seeing some pretty cool British sites.
Here are some pictures from her visit:
|Parts of Harry Potter where filmed here and we got to watch some school children have a flying lesson|
|View from the bridge|
|We found a castle!|
|Lindisfarne (Holy Island)|
|It was windy and cold, but still Lindisfarne was beautiful|
|Proof that Jonelle has been to the North Sea|
|A little break from the cold|
|Smoking her Dad's pipe on Holy Island|
|A large section of Hadrian's Wall. The wall was built by the Romans in AD122 and parts of it still exist spanning across Northern England|
|Ruins of Benwell Roman Temple- Part of Hadrian's Wall|
|Sitting in a turret|
|The barracks at Chesters Roman Fort.|
|Ancient monuments can be hazardous- especially when you can climb on 2000 year old buildings!|
|The baths at Chesters Roman Fort|
|Museum of things they found near the fort|