Monday, July 4, 2016

England 2016

A quick trip for work to England. Spent the first day traveling to Henley on the Thames to visit with friends Sinead and Simon Archer and Sinead's parents. With my co-workers, Denton and Ed, we ate lunch at The Catherine Wheel where I had a Strongbow hard cider and a "Mexican" burger. Also met Sinead and Simon's daughter Rosaline for the first time.

 We then headed off for a walk in Oxford in the light rain...

Stayed at the Crown Plaza in Marlow, a nice full English breakfast every morning. On Monday night, I went to The Bootlegger Pub in High Wycombe with Claudio from the UK office to watch the football match between England and Slovakia in the Euros 2016.

The rest of the week was work followed by dinner in various places in Marlow. Tuesday after work, dinner was at The Royal Oak; a local fish, palenta, and sticky toffee cake/pudding for dessert. On Wednesday, spent the evening first at the 'The Ship' pub, then dinner at 'The Coach', and followed by another pub stop at 'The George and Dragon'. We walked around Marlow a bit after dinner. The statue is of a famous Olympic legend Steve Redgrave who is from Marlow and won 5 consecutive Gold Medals for rowing (1984 - 2000).

Thursday night, Simon picked me up from the office in High Wycombe and we went to the Archer house in the village of Woodcote. Got to know Rosaline a bit more, had some pizza, and watched the episode of Game of Thrones that I had missed. The haul of candy and tea as well for the week...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SLC, Part 1

Out in SLC, Utah for training for 2 weeks.

The flight was just under 4 hours and landed in SLC to a hot (but not humid) 96 degrees. Gathered the rental, drove to my home away from home for 12 nights.

With a Super Target around the corner, picked up some groceries before heading to the Real Salt Lake football (soccer) match against SKC (Sporting Kansas City. Both teams featured some US National team members...

The week so far has been spent at the company's office in South Jordan. The weekend will involve another trip to the RSL stadium to see them play my team, the Columbus Crew SC. I also plan on driving to Park City where the Olympics were a few years back. For now, I just have to settle for pictures of the mountains.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A few more days in England

Before we left for the game, I took a picture of my new friend, one of the Archer cats.

Went to the Reading/Derby match with Simon on Saturday afternoon. His friends picked us up and drove the 20-30 minutes to Reading; a bit further west/away from London. The tickets were very nice, though I would much rather sit a bit higher in the stand on most occasions to better see the game. However, it was cool being that close. Reading did not play all that well and lost 0-3.

Got back and we walked to the Tesco (supermarket) to get some things...bought some more candy to bring back. Sinead picked us up and we then stopped back at the house before heading to the restaurant for dinner. We got an 'Americano' pizza for an appetizer. I got the Gnocchi for my entree.

Flying back in the morning...should be back to the house by 6 or 7pm. GO BROWNS!!!