Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23078 – 1103
Here’s the haps:
So, Mrs. Herb and I have decided pretty solidly that, at some point in time, we want to visit the U.K. And while we want to see the big touristy things we also want to go places where there may be records of ancestors and finding all that information will take some time. In the meantime, I sent a note to a fellow blogger and found out that they live near Lincoln, England and so it has become (hopefully) a destination.
Now, we definitely want to do the touristy things we know about in London, Big Ben, London Bridge, and absolutely must see Shakespeare performed at the Globe Theater. There are, of course, many other things to see and do there. There are other places to visit, like Oxford, but really, I don’t want to go there because commas are confusing enough and I’m sure I would get even more confused if I went there. Reenacting Jerome K. Jerome’s story of a boating holiday down the Thames, Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), at first glance might sound refreshing but then I read an account of some guys who did it and figured I would give that a hard pass. Another place to visit might be Worcester to see if I can learn the truth of how to pronounce their sauce once and for all.
In Lincoln, there is a lot of history. They have a 900-year-old cathedral with a myth about an imp, Lincoln Castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068, and a copy of the Magna Carta, for starters. Their tourism website, Visit Lincoln, is pretty thorough. rather than just copy and paste a bunch of information you can look at the site yourself. Top Ten Things to See in Lincoln. While I was on the site I did notice that there is a train that goes from London to Lincoln in a little under 2 hours. This will definitely work. Easy Peasy!
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 85%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: 100%
We lived in the UK for two years and didn’t begin to see all the things we wanted to see!
Wow. I believe it. There are places here I haven’t seen, yet, lol.
I always wondered how that Worsechesthair sauce was pronounced!
🤣And now we know!
I bet you could get a souvenir lincoln green suit there.
🤦♂️I shoulda thunk of that.
The Castle square flanked by the Castle and the Cathedral (truly the most beautiful building in the world – fact) with the Mediaeval buildings of the Steep Hill heading into town is a must for any one visiting the UK. Stop when you get to the bottom of the hill though, there’s not a great deal to see down there unless you like pubs and bars. Mind you, let me know when you’re coming and I’ll meet you in one! PS – when I worked as a waiter in a posh restaurant we were always taught that it was pronounced ‘Wooster’ sauce. Now everybody over here calls it ‘Woostersher’.
“Wooster” as in Bertie Wooster? I’ve read a couple of P. G. Wodehouse books. It makes it easy, though. As to a pub, well, Mrs. Herb and I are very strict teetotallers although if the food is good we could always go for that, lol.
Outside of the upper end dining here, most dining is done in ‘pubs’ these days
Okay. Gotcha. Making mental note.
I had never heard of Lincoln, England. Lincoln Nebraska would be a lot more convenient, and you could probably find Woost, Worst, um, that sauce there. I wonder if anyone named Abraham lives in Lincoln England? And if so, I wonder what kind of car he has.
Well, actually I want to meet a fellow blogger there. I do want to see all the sites in that Lincoln as I have been through Lincoln, Nebraska a few times, now. Nice folks in Nebraska.
Abe O’Lincoln probably drives a Cadillac😉