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Great articles at this blog Enjoy! ~Terry


Here’s some fun ones from the England Vaca. Returning to USA manana .. a sad sad day.

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Ava Grace - at The Wellington Pub in Covent Garden London

Broadbent’s Photo Albums’ photostream on Flickr.


More Fun In London ! Terry, Alexa, and Ava Grace.

Tour Guides John and Anita Maund, and Derek Orr.

Buckingham Palace, rare opportunity to tour the inside, John and Anita are pulling strings through friends to get tickets.  The rain let up long enough for us to have messy hair and take pictures.  Yes, Kate Middleton’s dress and shoes, and a big “to-do” exhibit was there in the Palace Ballroom, which was magnificent.  No, not the dress… the Ballroom !  Well.. yes the dress was pretty spectacular.

The rooms and hallways are loaded with amazing original paintings and gifts that the Royal Family have received over the years.  (But I couldn’t take interior pics)

Buckingham Palace Front, prior to our tour.

Buckingham Palace Tour

Buckingham Palace Rear, the amazing “back yard” or “Royal Gardens” .

Buckingham Palace Tour

Trafalgar Square, spectacular fountains.

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Then on over to Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Big Ben and Parliament

Warwick Castle – Trained Owl along with other trained birds and a “Bald Eagle”

Warwick Castle Trained Owl and other Birds

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Fun With More Family and Cousins, Covent Garden area, London.

Ava Grace gets to meet 4th cousin Kate Roberts, Dad is Dale Roberts, her Grandpa Derek Orr is Alexa’s first cousin.  Kate’s Great Grandpa Alex Orr was Alexa’s uncle.  … Ok you got it now?!?

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Ava’s 4th Cousin Jimmy Roberts, Mom – Deidre Roberts, Uncle John Maund, Kate Roberts and Dad – 3rd Cousin – Dale Roberts in Covent Square London.

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Dale Roberts, and sister Corina Roberts, Terry, Alexa, and Ava Grace Broadbent.

Alexa’s 2nd cousins Dale and Corina, whose birth name is Orr, and the name was changed when they were young when their Mother remarried.

Cousin Dale Roberts and his sister Corina Roberts - Alexa's cousin, Alexa, Ava Grace and Terry Broadbent

Derek Francis John Orr’s son Dale Roberts.

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London’s Natural History Museum.

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Dinner, London Pride Beer, and Dessert at the fantastic Wellington Pub in Covent Garden.

Alexa and Ava Grace - Dessert at The Wellington Pub in Covent Garden London


Fun Photos From Here In England, More To Follow : )

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Click for Photo Albums’ photostream on Flickr.


More England, leaving LAX, and touring St. Paul’s Cathedral–amazing… and other assorted. Portebello Road up up next!

Departure Fun

Lucky Little 737 Pilot to Boston!  Ava Grace was pleasantly surprised when the Pilot offered up his place at the helm for her to try out!

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St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Very ornate, and after our 2 1/2 hour walking tour we had lunch in the basement , or “the cript” where many notables are buried.

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St. Paul Monument near the original location of St. Paul’s cross, a place where the important public announcements were made.

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Considered going in here to the natural history museum to see the animated “brontosaurus” but the line was too long and rains was pending, and it finally came down heavy… awww .. that London weather Smile

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All the pubs were packed like this, Friday night and the week’s work is done.

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London Day 1 and 2 with John, Anita, and Derek

 

Anita Maund and Alexa at Kenton Recreation Ground..

 

Ava Grace and Dad Kenton Recreation Grounds

London England and about

 

Kenton Recreation Grounds–Kenton Harrow

Harrod's in London, Derek Orr, Terry Broadbent, Alexa broadbent, Anita Maund, Ava Grace, John Maund, Ava Grace, Terry Broadbent

London, Derek Orr, Alexa broadbent, Anita Maund

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Harrod’s in London, of course the toy department! 

London England and about


Ava Grace and Friends Pool Party !

Playing at the Club - Pool Party

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England Cousins Visit and Vaca! Ready Set Go!

Ava, Mommy, and Daddy : )

AVA, MOMMY, AND DADDY  : )

Leaving our Malibu Weekend Fun for the sites of England !   More Blogging and Pics To Follow.

Leaving our Malibu for the sites of England !

2011 Family Disney Trip.  Ava’s Pin Collection is rockin’.  …and this trip Alexa and Ava Grace secretly get my first lanyard and pins for my birthday !

Family Photo Disneyland - April 2011

Our Annual Tradition to see the Catalina Island Ski Race, Totally Amazing.  62 miles round trip. 

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Fun at the Catalina Ski Race in June!


OUR TRIPS

Hello, and again welcome to our BLOG.  Here’s the beginnings of logging our family trips.  This First Entry is a Test to get this up a rolling before we’re off to England and I won’t have any time for the learning curve.  : ) 

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Entry Number One.  This is from one of the first Disneyland Trips with our Daughter Ava Grace in 2006 When Ava Grace was one.  My wife Alexa looks sooo beautiful here, and Ava Grace looks beautiful too.  The sun was just right that day for that Golden Feel. 

Over and Out for now… 

Terry