HOW I SPENT MY EASTER
Travel is people. You may go abroad to see the famous sites, but
what you remember best are the people you meet. Among them, like
unexpected treasure, are a few memorable contacts that will make
your travels unique, special, and delightful. "People" is devoted to some
of those you may come in contact with during your Home At First
PART 1 — ZACH IN RURAL ENGLAND
article first appeared in November, 2004.
Its most recent update:
Zach Elwell likes hot wings better than any other American food. No
surprise, therefore, that this 12-year-old Yank found spicy Tandoori
food much to his liking. When he was in England, where Tandoori-style
Indian food is the national craze, hot-wings-Zach became an instant fan.
But, Zach discovered he liked England’s old mainstay food craze, fish &
chips, even better. In fact, Zach’s excellent May adventure in England
was all about his discovery of lots of cool new things and even more
cool old things.
Fortunately, Zach remembered to take his camera along. And what caught his eye might just
surprise you — and inspire you to take the kids along on your next trip to the British
"My name is
Zach Elwell...and over the Easter holiday my mom and dad along with my brother Liam and I went to England
for our family vacation. It was my first trip to Europe and I am looking forward to going
again soon. I hope you like these pictures from my trip:
PART 1 — ZACH IN THE
This is the cottage we stayed in.
My room is the middle window
on the second floor.
This is the biggest
nobody can tell you
where it is.
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On our second day
England we went
This is the main
entrance but the
moat are gone!!!
This is the
want to live
in a big castle
to mow the lawn?!
The next day back
in the car and we
went to Bath. People come from all
over the world to look at a 2,000 year
old swimming pool. Pretty cool that
the plumbing still works. The king's
spring looked like a very expensive
water fountain in the Tea Room. The
cathedral next door looks really cool
with walls having a lot of designs on them.
With all of the
to Bath it makes
a really nice
square for street
the guy on
unicycle in the
Sudeley Castle. This castle is where
lived. Now it is famous
gardens which are really nice.
In the old buildings that they
could not save, they
gardens grow inside. The church
is the burial place for a queen
and is still used
on Sundays! The
fountain is the center of the
Queen's Garden. I hope they have
lots of guys to mow this lawn.
The next day we went to Worcester
where they make
the sauce but we
went to this church instead. Churches
in England are really cool: they have
dead people buried
in the floor and in
the walls. Everywhere
you look —
dead people. It was a fun day.
We climbed all the way to the
back down and then got caught
rain going back to the car.