Fun Monday ~ Vacations

Alison is hosting Fun Monday today. Here is her assignment…

Vacations…this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation – where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let’s all take a trip around the world via our FM friends!!

My favorite vacations have been to Great Britain.


In 2004 we took our daughter on a literary tour of Great Britain for her graduation gift. We visited places of inspiration for C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Austen, and Monty Python???! Too see more of this tour click here.


In 2006 we took a walking tour with our dear friends with stops in Wales, The Lake District, Oban, Edinburgh, and York. To see the highlights of this tour click here.

For more Fun Monday favorite vacations visit Alison.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

19 thoughts on “Fun Monday ~ Vacations

  1. Awesome!!! That is one place I’d love to go…England. And Ireland.

    Wonderful photos.

    Mine will be posted shortly.

    Hope you’re having a great holiday weekend.

  2. Hi Ellen,

    I think I am two hours ahead of you (Central Time). Yeah, I have been staying up late lately. Right now, I am working on that quilt, and doing laundry at the moment…

    I am more of a night owl than an early bird…. 🙂 It seems like you are the opposite.

    Thanks for the compliment on the cup and saucer. That is my “show” cup and saucer, hahaha. I actually never use them…

  3. Both of those sound and look wonderful!! I spent a lot of my youth in England and Wales and am looking forward to taking my children there next year. Most of my family is in Wales, it feels like my second home!!

    Thanks for playing this week!!

  4. So, would you like another daughter? I am open to being adopted, I will even go back to school so I can graduate again! Oh hang on, I can’t, I have to stay home and school the monster boys! I have always wanted to go to England and Scotland! Such History! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Fun Monday!

  5. I am too late to properly join in this week, but just posted after returning from a wonderful 4 days in Paris (without the kids!) (who I love dearly). There will be more posts and photos about it I am sure in the next few days, but this post is a start. hope you join me.

  6. England is also one of my favorite places. I never tire of the castles and gardens. Our ancestors on both sides came from England. We’ve been there 3 times but don’t think we’ll go back until the pound is a little nicer to the dollar. Have a great week

  7. Lovely! Seeing your photos brings back memories of my own and makes me want to get my 35mm slides digitized so that I have access to them on the computer. I had trouble selecting just one ‘vacation’ today, but I posted at Small Reflections this morning.
    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Ellen that walking tour is so intriguing to me. I can see us doing that one day. . thanks for the pictures to encourage and tempt us towards it.

  9. I like many things about your tour choices Ellen–trips with a purpose, walking, meeting up with friends, etc. I’ve walked in England also–Lake District and always love to check out the gardens. With all the places in the world to see, I’m always ready for another trip to England. From the smiling faces it appears that you’ve chosen good people to vacation with.

  10. In 1996 my husband, myself and our two youngest daughter spent a month in England and Scotland. We were so blessed to have had that much time there and loved every minute we were there. My husband found his family traced back to Scotland to the 1600’s. In 2006 I went to Ireland with one of my daughters, her husband and their 15 month son. It was so beutiful and peaceful. My husband would have loved it also. I plan to go back to England next spring as one of my grandson’s is stationed there.
    Thank you so much for all of the memories you bring up to me.

  11. Now my first thought was why come here the weather is always awful. But there is heaps of history, beautiful architecture and plenty of rugged countryside if you don’t mind narrow roads. Actually, on second thoughts, it is a great place to visit. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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