Wales Fam 2011
Sept 8th - 13th, 2011
My trip to Wales was a journey of discovery…as they all are really. I had
been before and each time I have seen things I have not seen before along
with places I had. It is a country that must be visited.
…. The people were so gracious, the countryside and drive through it was the
most serene experience I have had in a long time. There is something
different about Wales …. We all felt that. Thanks to Visit Wales, our expert
guide and driver …
The trip actually began on the 7th when I boarded my flight …….
Wales – Inspired by Nature, Genuine in Hospitality
That about sums up my trip to Wales –inspirational and genuine. There is a
graciousness about the country that was felt everywhere. From the gardens to
the hotels you could feel the genuine welcome and it was so hard to leave
because of it.
The National flag is green on the bottom and white on the tip and right in
the middle sits a red dragon. The Leek and the Daffodil are both national
emblems of Wales. The Welsh word for daffodil and leek are the same –
Cenhinen for leek and Cenhinen Pedr for daffodil. The harp is regarded as
the national instrument of Wales. The triple harp is widely known as the
Welsh harp. Ahh, the lovespoons. They are carved from one piece of wood by a
young man and presented to his sweetheart as a token of his affection. Now
they are decorated with various symbols and presented to people for good
luck, prosperity, a new birth, good health.
Wales lies to the west of England and is only 170 miles long and 60 miles
wide…and yes, there are more sheep in Wales and there are people!
Click on each of the days to see what we did and read about how much we
enjoyed our time here…