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Mt. Snowdon

Today we are in Wales, in the western part of the UK, and it is beautiful!

Our family likes to hike, so today we had to go find one of the tallest mountains in the UK, Mt. Snowdon, and hike it. While it is not as tall as our beloved Mt. Hood, it is 3,560 feet high–you can see more information here. We were lucky with the weather, and made it to the top with no rain.

-Lilly

On top of Mt. Snowdon, Wales

On top of Mt. Snowdon, Wales

Nick meditating on top of Mt. Snowdon

Nick meditating on top of Mt. Snowdon

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The Iron Bridge

Continuing our journey north, we saw an amazing site, the world’s first Iron Bridge! The bridge was constructed in 1777 and crosses the river Severn by the (you guessed it!) village of Ironbridge in Shropshire, England.

It is amazing to to think that this was built over 200 years ago–very cool! Here is a link to read more about this famous bridge.

-Milena

Iron Bridge

The famous Iron Bridge

That is the question!

Sophie really enjoyed Stratford, home of Shakespeare! It was very cool to see where this great writer was born and lived.

Milena

Hamlet Beagle

Sophie contemplating with Hamlet

Mom driving

Mom driving, listening to rock and roll....

While my dad is away on business in Australia, my mom decided that we should hit the road to see the UK. So, we rented a car and away we went–first stop, Stratford on Avon, where Shakespeare was born. We will post some pictures and adventures, so stay tuned!

–Nick

Nick navigating

Me, the faithful navigator

A couple of weeks ago, we had an amazing time with our cousins, Allie, Olivia and Helena and Uncle George and Babi. We did a lot of things together and they did alot of things on their own as well. Some things that we did together are: going to the RAF Museum to see all the airplanes, watch the Crushing defeat of England by Germany in the World Cup, spent the last day of school together(in school) going to the British Museum and SO much more. It was fantastic! We also played a lot and even made a short movie (hence my “gangster” look in one of the photos) and ate a lot of meals in Pubs.
Yes, we did it all. Allie, Olivia , Helena and their dad (Uncle George) also went to Paris for three days. Quite a schedule! Sadly,they only stayed for about two weeks. I wish they could have stayed longer because I had a such a blast of a time w

Gangster Milena

Us at The Lamb and Flag, a Famous Pub in London.

with them!
-Milena
3 Jankus and 3 Rogers+one big party!

3 Jankus and 3 Rogers+one big party!


Nicky and Allie

Nicky and Allie

Ahh! It's the mummies at the British Museum!!

Ahh! It's the mummies at the British Museum!!

British Museum

British Museum

Hi Everybody! I hope that you enjoy reading our blog. You may have noticed that some of our more recent posts have no pics. That’s because we didn’t upload them yet, but we will so. Keep on posting comments, we love them!
From the Rogers Family X

Babi, our grandma came to visit! We did a lot of fun things together like going shopping on Oxford Street and walking around London, but I think the funnest parts of Babi’s visit was when we took two day trips to scenic little towns on the English coast. First we went to Canterbury….
First of all, there was the big and famous Canterbury Cathedral which was built way way back in 1070. It’s one of the oldest cathedrals in the world! It was really massive inside, but outside it looked a lot smaller. In the Cathedral we saw a lot of really nice stained glass windows and also nice bible pictures. What I liked best though was the memorial to Thomas Becket, a Archbishop that was murdered by King Henry the second. The memorial was really nice. Unfortunately, Henry VIII destroyed Thomas Becket’s grave.
After that we we caught a glimpse of St. Augustine’s Abbey. Then, amongst rain and protests, we went to see the oldest church in England, St. Martin’s Church. Sadly, it was closed, so we spent the some time looking at the gravestones before going for a delicious lunch at a pub.
For the last half hour before our train left, we walked around the streets of Canterbury and enjoyed some excellent smoothies. Now a week later, Rye….
Another church! But this time we spent about five minutes in the actual church (St. Mary’s) and then walked up the bell tower and got a amazing view of Rye. We ate a big lunch because soon we were going to the beach! The beach was a long way off, but we kept ourselves busy while we walked there. Lilly wanted to pet some sheep on the train. Umm, we didn’t actually pet them, but we walked amongst sheep. Nicky, Sophie and I had a lovely time chasing them while Lilly tried to (unsuccessfully) pet them. We even found a couple of lamb’s tails which Sophie definitely liked the look of!) The beach itself was very nice. Since particualy nobody was there, Mom Nicky and I all swam in the English Chanel in our underwear. It was a great experience.So in conclusion, I had a really great time with Babi in Rye and Caterbury!-Milena June Rogers

Babi and us at Canterbury Cathedral

Babi and us at Canterbury Cathedral

Of Course the old English pub

Of Course the old English pub

And Lilly and I taking a realxing break with our books

And Lilly and I taking a realxing break with our books

St. Augustine's Abbey

St. Augustine's Abbey