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Cyburbans 🧐 Back from England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earl Finkler

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Hi all--

We just got back from three great weeks in England----London and the great Cornwall area.

People friendly and very helpful everywhere and wonderful hiking trails along the coast---virtally litter free!!

Narrow roads in rural areas, but no road rage-- just courtesy. Wish we had more of that here.

I can't wait to get back. Fell in love with the country.

As Perry said earlier, we are all a bit British, with our heritage in the this country. Chris and I spent considerable time in London and village libraries, using internet, but also reading up on local and national history of the area. I read some very interesting personal accounts of the Battle of Britain in 1941 when the Germans were bombing the area.

Cheerio everyone!
Earl
 

Perry Norton

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Welcome home, pal. Glad you had a great time. As you can tell we had a quiet couple of weeks here; and I
expect I'll be absent a bit myself - got family coming for a week's visit. Did you enjoy the train, and the double decker bus, and Herods, and fish-n-chips?
 

Earl Finkler

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We loved the public transit in England ---trains, subways (called the tube) and especially the #11 double decker bus that runs thru London and goes by all the historic sites ----Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The changing of the guard, etc. We took it a number of times and sat at the top in the front row, with two large windows in front of us.

The first time, we were fortunate to sit next to a local man who happens to do walking tours. He gave us a free explanation of each site as we passed it on the bus.

Wonderful, wonderful. There are also double-decker busses in the rural areas. How they can pass other vehicles on those narrow country roads, I still wonder.

However, we saw only courtesy on even the most narrow roads ---and absolutely no road rage. Something for transit planners in the U.S. to take a close look at. (not too close on a narrow road though)

Cheerio
Earl
 

biha

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UK Exchange

Several years ago I participated in the North American / United Kingdom Countryside Exchange, sponsored on this side of the Pond by the Glynwood Center. Spent a week in Scotland developing a comprhensive plan for a cluster of small villages on the North Sea. Made permanent friendships -- went back to the villages on holiday with my wife last year, and last month one of the UK planners on the exchange came by our house in Connecticut with his wife. I'd recommend the Exchange to anyone whose curious about how planning is done abroad.
 

Earl Finkler

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Exchange to England and Scotland

Hi--

sorry this is so late. I was out of touch with this board for a while.

Could you give me a little more info about the Exchange you worked on, and how I could get in touch with them?

Sounds like a wonderful way to get to know a part of the U.K. and its wonderful people.

Thanks for posting and hope you have a nice Spring.

Earl Finkler
 
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