George's father made his first ever overseas visit in August, 2007, when he came to see us in England. Here are some of the photos from the two-week, action packed visit.
a Romsey
Dad enjoyed seeing really old things, like this graveyard.
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The first of many homemade desserts we had, including blueberries we grew ourselves.
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The grave of Alice (in Wonderland) Liddell Hargreaves
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Here we are at Salisbury Cathedral
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We took Dad to our favourite mushroom hunting spot in the New Forest. He was most impressed by British fences.
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Knightwood Oak, the largest tree in the New Forest, over 400 years old
The Perseids meteor shower coincided with this visit. Nick and I returned to the forest to lie on our new National Trust blanket and watch the show in the night sky above us.
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Dad's favourite activity was buying stuff at the boot sale and selling it on Ebay back home. We had fun watching the bids accumulate over the week
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A stained glass window designed by Rossetti
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On a search for strawberries, we ended up at the beach.
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Sailboats with the Isle of Wight in the background
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A mysterious old tree in Windsor Great Park
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Windsor Castle in the background
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A photo of the school boys at Eton, in their end of term waistcoats. I like the Superman one in the middle!
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A well lit angel in one of the many cathedrals
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Outside Winchester's water mill
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Dad befriended every angler he found.
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The ancient medieval walls of our own hometown

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An art installation in the medieval vault. You wrote your dream on a piece of paper, then tried to land it in the cauldron to get your wish. I missed.
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Walking beside the Tower of London
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A beefeater poses with an unknown tourist
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Nick's mother was caught up in the flooding. We were impressed by the timing of this girl's shirt.
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One of Anthony Gormley's 31 life sized statues that make up his Event Horizon series in London
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Having drinks in a Portobello Road pub
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As you can see, Bill Clinton woz 'ere.
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One of Klaus Weber's wonderful sculpture group, called The Big Giving, at the South Bank Centre. Sadly, this exhibit is only temporary.
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We had a wonderful view of Portobello Road from the terrace of a below average Thai restaurant. From our perch, we witnessed the human drama pictured below.
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Someone had left a hardback book on a pillar outside this shop. We watched several people come buy and look at the book, wondering if anyone would actually take it. This man spend a long time deliberating, while his wife waited, then looked around to see if anyone was watching (we were) and put the book into his baby buggy. When I got home and looked at the photo, I discovered that the book was England Without Richard, by John T. Appleby, which was listed for over $30 on an antique book site.
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A cute way of advertising
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We found a riverside pub on Dad's quest for trout.
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Dad at Nick's mother's birthday barbecue
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Nick, on the same day
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Forget cathedrals, Stonehenge, and classic artwork, my father's favourite sight was the trout in the clear waters of the Test River.
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At a Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property
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The English countryside
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Outside the Abbey
Pillar boxes
English pillarboxes from different eras
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I had waited months to make pancakes with our own blueberries, which we had one weekend morning
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