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Heading back...

 

So today, after five wonderful months in the U.S.A. I head home, Elizabeth is coming with me for Christmas. As you might expect I probably will be late with comments and replies over the next few days. We are going via North Carolina U.S.A. to visit Elizabeth's parents, then after a couple of days, we head to Manchester U.K. Then on to Blackpool. Put the kettle on, Michael...:-)

In case you are wondering about the photo, it's a mix of one of mine of the Grand canyon, and a photo of one of the information boards at the canyon depicting some of the first Spanish explorers to come across it. I have an idea how they must have felt.....

Heading back...

 

So today, after five wonderful months in the U.S.A. I head home, Elizabeth is coming with me for Christmas. As you might expect I probably will be late with comments and replies over the next few days. We are going via North Carolina U.S.A. to visit Elizabeth's parents, then after a couple of days, we head to Manchester U.K. Then on to Blackpool. Put the kettle on, Michael...:-)

In case you are wondering about the photo, it's a mix of one of mine of the Grand canyon, and a photo of one of the information boards at the canyon depicting some of the first Spanish explorers to come across it. I have an idea how they must have felt.....

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2014, 01:27
Great stuff, Frank.


The Spanish brought syphilis and chicken pox as a gift for the locals...I trust you behaved better...



smile
Frank L Croston.: I did bring a cold with me the first time.....
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Dec 2014, 01:34
Ooooops!


Maybe that came out as a Bad Taste first thought? If so...SORRY!
Frank L Croston.: Good job I know you Ray Storey! Apology accepted, but not required...smile
Cleverly done Frank.

Here is some info to impress the future in-laws

Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city. The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 431,746 as of July 1, 2013. It is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Bill, I will regale them with my new found knowledge....smile
I love how you mixed these - seems appropriate! Nicely done, Mr. Croston!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elizabeth...Nice room this isn't it? smile
It is! I love this little place. Would you like some tea?
Frank L Croston.: It is nice, oh go on then.....
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Dec 2014, 06:23
This picture works very well Frank.

Coming back to the UK is all part of the adventure - you have a wonderful life
Welcome home I'd say
A good mix Frank, kettles on.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Dec 2014, 09:47
A good edit, Frank. I'm in awe of those early explorers and my drops does drop on occasions when I come across a scene even if millions of others have already seen it. Ray's comment sort of focuses the mind on otehr issues!

Have a safe trip; remember that we drive on the left and say "Merry Christmas" - none of this "Happy Holidays" nonsense smile Oh, and everything is twice as expensive than in the US although you may find petrol prices less than when you left.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Dec 2014, 10:01
Coo, you have done it! Really special. Likey.

It is nice, oh go on then..... and then you stopped replying to comments. Heh, heh. Must be late.

My Christmas gift to you to is that you may listen to this song at the click. Follow the lyrics on the screen ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syEL6tvSj6Y
Awww. I feel bad for you but it will be good to be home too, especially since Elizabeth will be accompanying you.

Cool and unusual image.
Clever stuff, Frank.
A very thoughtful picture Frank, like the ghosts of the past riding high above the canyon. Louis link is the most beautiful song, just right for you two but in reality I bet most of us guys on SC.feel the same about our partners. Have safe journeys, enjoy your time with Elizabeth's parents and let us all know when you've arrived safely home.

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