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Today we did lots.

It was a sunny day, and we got up fairly early and stuff. We decided we should go to York, to visit the York Maze.

We got to the maze after a quick journey (it's quite easy to get to York) and we went in, we were presented with lots of paths that twisted and turned and generally looked like this -

The idea of the maze is that you wonder around and try to find the clue posts, that are indicated by flags that you can just about see from some points in the maze. Of cours, whenever we went up a bit we got attacked by wasps, which annoyed me, but nevermind. Here's one of the clue flags...


On the way around the maze, we went this way and that way, and got lost a few times. One of the times we ended up next to a whole load of sunflowers which looked like this -


Eventually we got to the end of the maze, where this scary chicken thing awaited us :o


(eek eh?)

Then, we came out of the maze and went and saw the cows. I attempted to feed one some grass, she was having none of it.


(Notice it was a really hot day, so I'm actually wearing shorts. :o )

We then left the maze and caught the park and ride bus into the centre of York. It dropped us off in the middle of nowhere so we wondered around a bit and got lost. We went into a nearby museum, got a touristy map thing, went back the way we came and eventually found one of the things we were looking for, York Minster, which looks like this -


Then, we were well back on track, so we left there and took a walk to the railway museum. The museum is huge! We did not get to see it all because we did not have time, but we did see lots. We saw many, many trains of all kinds, and we got to walk under one. It looked like this -

train underneath

They also showed us one of the big train turntable things moving a train around the main hall, which was pretty cool. Just like Thomas the Tank Engine. Heh.

And, of course, the Flying Scotsman is there -

train underneath

With it's front open! How bizarre like. It's being sorted because it goes out during the week. If we win the draw at the maze we could win a ticket :D

And then we came home, quite good really. It was really hot like!



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Aug. 8th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
Aye, tis fun :D
Aug. 8th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
haha sorry but i coudnt help laughing when i read that bit about the cows, im suprised you didnt try to take one home with you lol
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
They are too big :(

(And they never would have mooved)
Aug. 8th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
A maize maze? :D
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Aug. 9th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)

Aug. 8th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC)
You, like me, need colour to the legs, hehe

Looks like you had a decent day though :)
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Pasty is the only way to be.

Or something.
Aug. 8th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, York Minster looks quite impressive.

And :D to the cows. Bless 'em.
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:54 pm (UTC)
It is most impressive like. We could not go in because the service had already started.
Aug. 8th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
a maze of corn? how x files.

and york minster is fucking beautiful. yes.

although can't believe you went to york and didn't go to the viking museum!
Aug. 8th, 2004 06:38 pm (UTC)
ON a day like that, I can confidently predict that the queue for the Jorvik place would be about 4.7 years.

The NRM is much more interesting though.
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:56 pm (UTC)
Aye, and the viking centre smells.
Aug. 9th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
but the little people :(

and the funny smells :(:(:(
Aug. 9th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
Yes. Go for the people.. Stay for the stink.

Why that isn't their slogan I will never know.
Aug. 9th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
The smell of a steam train or the smell of a rotten sewer.

let me choose...
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
It is. We should have done it at night and took torches. :D

I've been to the Viking museum (when I was about 10 or something), so other places seemed more appealing. It'd be good to go again but there's no way we had time. We only saw about half the railway museum as it was.
Aug. 9th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC)
I'm in quite a small minority, but God Durham Cathedral is even more beautiful. And it doesn't cost the earth to get in. And it isn't full of American tourists.
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
Jersey cows :) Cool!

Andy has British man's legs too & exposed them this weekend *g*
Aug. 8th, 2004 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yep! They sat there chewing. It was funny.
Aug. 9th, 2004 02:20 am (UTC)
You both lookd really happy, especialyl you, its really nice to see :).
Glad you had fun & that scary thing looks weird heh.
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