Thursday, July 23, 2009
KMSA Crosses the Pond
The Founding Father's, and their Ladies, of the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale have just returned to the States from Merry Ole England after a 17 day Celebration of Unity through Diversity! There will be many more blogs of our travels, but for the sake of sanity and getting back to reality...here are the highlights:
17 Days...19 Cities&Villages...6 Hotels & Inns...39 Unique Pubs visited (Many now proudly displaying the Coat of Arms as pictures above in the Black Lion Pub on Queensway in London)...65 Unique English Beers Sampled (not going to tell you how many beers we actually drank!)...2 Single Malt Scotch...Pimms #1 Cup & Lemonade...7 Forms of Transportation...10 Cathedrals & Chapels...4 Castles...5 Palaces...4 Museums...1 Brewery (Old Hooky in Hook Norton in Oxfordshire)...all the Colleges of Oxford (including a personal tour inside Rhodes House)...2 Abby's and 3 Stone Formations (Stonehenge being the most famous).
We also had the pleasure to dance with Morris Dancers, meet with my namesakes in my ancestral hunting grounds, sing along with local bands, eat our way through British History, discovered a ghost in Stratford Upon Avon, beat Pub owners at darts, play table skittles and shove-hapme in locals, made many new friends who will hopefully join our merry band soon, and created a new character known as Lord Shatacat. Details to follow!
Most importantly we reunited with Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire four times and held three Councils of the Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale, of which we will share the details and ideas from them soon to help us all become better Knights and Ladies. The Councils where:
1. The Council of Oxfordshire
2. The Council of Somerset
3. The Council of Hyde Park
Now, back to work, and as Sir Davyd says, "Let my spirit who is still in England 6 hours away catch up to my body in sunny Southern Indiana today"...which by the way reminded us of the drive through Somerset as we returned home yesterday.
Sir Hook Who Must Remember to Drive on the Right Today of Warrick
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