After about four days of being in London, my family and I headed off to Wales for a few days. Like I said in the previous post, my mom is very much into family history work. She is working on her dad's family line and they are all from Wales. So she really wanted to travel to Wales to see where all these people lived that she has come to know through her research.
Getting there was a bit tricky......we missed our train by 2 minutes. We didn't leave the house soon enough! So after running and hurrying as fast as we could, we finally got there but found out that we had just missed it. But luckily we were able to catch the next train that left 30 minutes later and we sat in first class because those were the only seats left. So it all worked out! They treated us well with free lunch and everything.
Some of the grave sites that we found were really overgrown! We could barely walk through them! There were rabbit holes and ditches. A frog hopped right by my feet in one of them and completely startled me to death. All I could think about is how my sister Mindy would be dieing if she were here because she is completely terrified of frogs! I am not as terrified as her but I don't like them hopping around my feet. Sick!
The sheep were everywhere and their fields didn't have any fences to keep them in! The sheep were allowed to roam freely even across the busy roads. I am surprised they don't get hit.
We didn't ever find any graves that we were looking for because most of the graves that were in the time period that we were looking for were unreadable and had moss grown all over them. The only readable ones were the newer ones. But we still had fun and had lots of family time together. Plus, my mom got a feel for where these people lived which made her more excited to continue with her family history work when she got home.