“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.”
– The Everlasting Man GKC
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The trip that was cancelled a couple of weeks ago was rescheduled and occurred this past week. Everything went smoothly and it was a productive trip.
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All my flights were not only on time, one got in more than a half hour early. Got to love that jet stream!
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I stayed in Chester while in England. It is a beautiful and historic town that I frequently found myself getting lost in. But, since everything is in walking distance, I was never really all that far from the hotel.
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After Mass on Sunday morning I wandered through town trying to get the lay of the land. And find coffee. I kept seeing Santa. Everywhere. It turned out that there was a Santa run that was to be starting shortly. There had to have been a least 3000-4000 people in this race. It took nearly ten minutes from when the race began for everyone to get across the starting line.
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I was told by a number of people that while in Chester I really should visit the Cathedral. They were right. It was beautiful. Founded in 1092 as a Benedictine Abbey, it is now home to the Church of England. The windows in it are spectacular.
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Our last night in town we stumbled onto a parade. Truth be told, it is the oddest Christmas parade I have ever seen. And the shortest. There were only about 10-12 units in it.
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We have been praying the St. Andrew Christmas Novena this year. My chaplet that I won a number of years ago once again traveled with me.
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I decided that I wanted to do something a little different than our normal Advent wreath this year. I was able to find unscented pillar candles online at Quick Candles and a beautiful print from HatchPrintsShop on Etsy. Himself made my vision happen while I was gone. Perfect!
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The weather this weekend was in the sixties. I really wouldn't mind if all of winter was like this I know, wishful thinking!
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Yesterday, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was my "blogiversary". When I started writing this five years ago I had no idea where it would lead or how long it would last. I have been blest with opportunity to share things that are important to me as well as things that are just plain silly or goofy. Many of you I consider friends, whether I have met you or not. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
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