|Chester (C) is right on the border of England and Wales. Llandudno (D) is an hour from Chester.|
|My mom told me she missed Flat Stanley in the last post. Well, he's back!|
The Victorian/Edwardian town of Llandudno is home to the largest seaside resort in Wales, and various family members have visited over the years. There's a now-famous story of my dad ordering the British version of a milkshake here, against everyone's warnings. This was our little family's first visit. As it was a nice February day (freezing cold, grey, but not raining), we set out for a walk along the beach. No problem - Oregonians are well-versed in bitter-cold beach walks.
|my almost 91-year-old Nana is still a great walker|
|she even ran a bit ;)|
|Stanley said he'd like to come back in the summer. We forgot to make him a coat and hat, poor chap.|
We warmed up with some lovely fish and chips.
|for a flat kid he can really pack it away|
|Nana Alice and Daphne are good buddies|
Near the train station is the (self-proclaimed) premier modern art gallery in Wales. My cousin has a couple pieces on exhibit.
|yay, cousin! (you gotta love a language with words like "yn" and byw")|
|the pot piece across the middle is Jesse's|
|Rest assured, we did not let Stanley out of our sight.|
Bonus picture - we saw this nifty medieval castle out the train window.
|Conwy Castle. photo: wikipedia|
As I've said before, I'm not a great one for describing tourist attractions, historical sites, and the like. I leave that in the capable hands of Wikipedia. See blue links above for more info!