We are on our way...
First stop the UK. Flew into Edinburgh, then down to Newcastle area to visit Mum's Cousins Edith & Doreen, and my second cousin, Pev.
Then down to Gloucester area to visit Christine's Grandfathers birthplace, in Ruspidge, a small former coal mining town. We had met the new (& 3rd owners of the house - after Christine's Great & Great Great Grandfathers...).on a visit in 2011. It was great to see them again, after 5.5 years. They were gracious hosts, and had us stay the night. Elijah spent the night in the room his Great Grandfather was born in (whom he had met as a baby). The family moved to Weirton, WV when Grandpa was 2....
From there it was on to Bath, and a visit to Momma's Favorite Tea shop, and then to Glastonbury, see the videos below..
Final stop was a vist to 51 years ago, when Mum & Dad took me to a spot near Brighton. I found this spot using a few clues in this and another shot, on google earth.
Took the boy there to recreate it.
After Christine's transfer of citizenship to heaven, I felt as though I was going through the motions, paying the bills to raise the boy, but not living.
Christine & I were blessed beyond measure to have toured Israel in 2013, including a week by ourselves after the 10 day group tour. We met a young couple through video production connections. They were pregnant & 3 months later so were we. We wanted to see our boys play on the streets of Jerusalem.
The new adventure we are about to embark on has brought me back to life, and given me a goal to strive for. Life is about to get VERY INTERESTING!!!!!!! :)