We Finally See The Sun

Trip Start Mar 03, 2012
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Trip End Mar 14, 2012


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The first thing we did this morning was open the curtains to check the weather. The good news is that it wasn't raining, but the skies were a dark ominous gray. Our destination for today was the city of Brighton.  We started out by travelling several country roads. Several weeks ago I watched a program on television about unusual sights around the world. One was The Long Man of Wilmington, a 228 foot figure of a man carved into a hillside.  It is the largest figure of a man that is known. Coming around a bend in the road, there it was in front of me. What were the odds of this happening?
Continuing our journey we decided to take the coast road, and passed the towns of Seaford, and Newhaven before arriving in Brighton.  Our destination was The Royal Pavilion, built as King George IV's pleasure palace. It has been restored to its 1823 splendor. It was magnificent. We were provided with a hand held audio guide which was excellent. He had everything to live for, but King George died by eating himself to death.
Bulletin - the sun is alive and well in England. It finally showed itself by early afternoon. Afterwards basking in its warmth we wandered the shopping lanes where Carolyn purchased a beautiful scarf. It was time for a bit of food, so we stopped at The Bath Arms a historic city pub. After lunch we walked the famous Brighton Pier.  It consists of food stands, arcades and an amusement area.
On our return journey we made a quick stop at Beachy Head which offers a spectacular view of chalk cliffs, similar to those seen at the White Cliffs of Dover. As you stand on the cliff's edge you are praying that you don't trip. It's a drop of several hundred feet, and a little too cold to go for a swim in the English Channel.
We had dinner at a local Italian restaurant in Hailsham named Prezzo. It was a wonderful evening and sad at the same time. I always find it so hard to say goodbye as we're never quite sure when we will see each our next. David and Sheila are trying their best to visit us in 2013. They are truly great friends and always bend over backwards to make our visit special. We want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their warmth and hospitality which always goes above and beyond.
5am wake up call tomorrow, as our flight leaves from Gatwick to Madrid at 8:30am.
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Arlene Griggs on

Hopefully it will be warmer in Spain.

Safe trip.

The Yentas missed Carolyn at breakfast today.

Renee on

Say hello to Lauren. Sounds wonderful so far.

Susie Hess on

Sounds great so far. Can't wait to read about Spain. Have a safe trip.

Dave and Sheila on

It was a pleasure having you both stay with us.We too had a great time but alas it went far too fast.
We love you both and can't wait to see you again [soon!] xx

Cheryl A. Loverro on

Ub buen viaje! Give my best to Lauren!
cheryl

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