dimecres, d’agost 17, 2005

Rainbow Tour 2005 Travel Log - Days 21-23 - Wednesday 7.27.05 - Friday 7.29.05

Day 21 - Wednesday 7.27.05

Today was a wet again, so I decided to head to town to do my normal in town things. I parked along the Menai and walked into town, stopping at a newer restaurant with healthy food; it's called Rhika's, and I enjoyed a chicken tandori wrap, very tastey. Then I went up to Dylan Thomas for Coffi Dwyfor and email, then finally back to Galeri on Doc Fictoria, having already planned to see the new Star Wars movie considering the weather forecast was for rain. The film was fine, nothing more or less than what I expected. I probably never would have gotten around to watching it at home, but day 21 with clouds and rain in Wales seemed like a good place and time toe watch it. After the movie, which ended fairly late in the afternoon, I went back to Tai'n Lôn for supper with Mary and Olwen.

Day 22 & Day 23 - Thursday 7.28.05 & Friday 7.29.05

Ych a fi, dyddiau gwlyb eraill! The weather forecast in both Welsh and English promised a rainy spell that would last for days, even into the beginning of the Eisteddfod on Saturday. I decided that since I would be busy at the Eisteddfod, I would use the next two days to get my shopping done. You might not think that I would have much shopping to do, but that couldn't be futher from the truth. On thursday I did the majority of the booze shopping in Caernarfon, at the Tescos, both for myself and for others. I also spent time looking around for another suitcase, so I would be able to get everything home. The suitcase shopping in Caernarfon was fruitless, but I did manage to get three bottles of Brecon Gin and one bottle of Penderyn Aur. The Penderyn is for my personal consumption, but the gins were all gifts for friends at home. We who live in Upstate New York know how to enjoy our spirits, and have learned to appreciate them even more during the seven month long winters. Thursday evening I dined at the Bengali restaurant in Llandwnda and had something new, a chicken dish supposedly from Iran according the menu - it was moderately spicey with a smokey flavor, but quite tasty.

On Friday I journeyed over to Sir Fôn to go to the Pringle's store in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch. First of all the Pringle's Store sells everything except Pringle potato chips, and second of all, yes, that's the name of the town, considered by many, especially those with a tourism business in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch, to be the longest place name in the world. Since Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch is obviously too long of the bureaucracies of the UK to fiddle with, the town is officially known only as Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on maps and road signs. To everyone who knows and loves it, however, it's still Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch. And, no, I won't tell you what it means, but feel free to cut and paste it into google and have a gogogoch (that was corny, I know), if ur so inclined! One of the great ironies of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch is that one of its nearby neighbors is called simply, Star.

Anyway, in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch, I was able to buy my extra suitcase and the gifts to fill it, including a couple bottles of Toffoc (Toffee flavored Vodka, much nicer than it sounds), some Mynydd Du - black currant liqueur, and some assorted teas and jams for the less alcoholically inclined among my friends! When I left Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch, the rain was coming down like mad, so i returned to Tai'n Lôn and called it a day!

2 comentaris:

Al Doug ha dit...

Dach chi'n hoffi Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch yn fawr?! Dach chi'n hoffi'r enw Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysyliogogogoch?!


Gwyddno Schenectady ha dit...

Nag ydw, dwi ddim yn rhy hoff o Lanfairpwllgwyngyll o gwbl! Yr unig beth yno yw'r Siop Pringles a'r orsaf drên efo'r arwydd hir. Mae'r Stryd Fawr trwy'r lle yn rhy gùl, ac mae'n anodd i ddreifio trwyddi! LOL Ond ta waith, roedd yn ddoniol i sgwennu'r enw llawn o hyd ac o hyd ;)