After a busy day of buses, people, history and sweet ones it was our turn to babysit the kids so mum and daddy could have an evening out. Every day has started early and been filled to the brim. It has taken all my attention to stay on top of our activities.
In the moments of quimageiet as I was rocking Penelope to sleep, I think it must have been the Lord who whispered to me “Tomorrow you go to Dorchester” 
Gasp! I had totally lost track of time. I was not packed, I had not ordered the train ticket, my ancestry history information was scattered. I have to admit, I had a bit of panic in my heart.
At the very same time, my mind was racing to think about what I needed to be doing, I was also having my long awaited movie time with the kids. I was FINALLY getting to see the movie Frozen.
Torn between my time with the children and getting ready for our trip I decided to enjoy our movie time.

dorchester__dorset_dotDon and I stayed up gathering and packing and in the morning got up at 5:00 am to catch the train.
There was a little trouble with the tickets, but finally, we were on our way through the countryside of England. The train made a few stops and it was fun to hear the train conductor blow his whistle for all to be aboard.

Looking out the window we saw what looked like North Carolina, green hills and trees.
After 3 hours we arrived in Dorchester, Dorset. The land of our ancestors. It was surreal. I didn’t think I would ever really get there.

Dorset is BEAUTIFUL! I fell in love with it. The roads take you from one quaint village to the next, all standing still in time like they have for decades and centuries. There are ancient parishes, old mills, and farms. Pretty thatched cottages lined the countryside.

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It was still early so we stopped for breakfast at Wetherspoons, an old chain restaurant. We got a huge English breakfast which usually includes eggs, lots of meat, tomatoes and the surprising add is the beans. The bacon is not like our bacon it more resembles thin slices ofimage ham.

We sat in the restaurant for a bit to rest from our early morning venture. We were preparing ourselves for our next adventure …
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