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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Before Bath

Magnet#278 - Bath - Roman Baths

My sister brought this back from her Great, Great Britain tour, but many years ago, a friend and I made it a quick daytrip. Both of us were avid romance readers, and any romance reader worth her salt knows all about Almack's, White's, Gretna Green, and the restorative waters at the Pump Room in Bath.

As we trained our way west, we made friends with this trio of guys, alpha-maled by this guy named Mario. Or Mary-o, if you're an ex-military guy turned cop from Queens. So adorable. Still have the fun pictures.

He and his friends were headed to Southampton to catch the English Channel ferry to go volunteer for the D-Day 50th Anniversary ceremony. Time passed, and soon the guys were asking us to ditch our Bath trip, in favor of hanging out with them in Southampton until time for them to leave.

After a bit of furtive debate, we stuck to our guns to go to the place of romantic legends, versus making a little romantic legend of our own. A year later Before Sunrise came out, the movie where Ethan Hawke and Julie Delphy met on EuroRail, and ever since, I've always wondered what would have happened if we had ended up going with them, besides being late for class the next day.

Turns out, as I was looking this Google map tonight, I realized Southampton isn't really on the way to Bath.

I'm just sayin'. Yay, not dead!
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4 comments:

Ken Mac said...

love this magnets blog! I have a magnet from Great Britain of Westminster Abbey, looks just like the Roman Baths design. So Dublin House replicated the harp for your jerseys? Cool.

joy said...

Thanks for dropping by and posting!

I'm kinda worried that when I go to London in a couple of weeks that no matter how many London magnets I already have, that I'm gonna end up coming home with a ton more.

And, yep, we didn't have a real team name, but we had mascots and a losing record. Many an hour spent over their jukebox, back in the day. LOVE DH!

Gin said...

"I'm kinda worried that when I go to London in a couple of weeks that no matter how many London magnets I already have, that I'm gonna end up coming home with a ton more."

Bwahahaa. Oh Joy. Methinks you need to take the proverbial empty suitcase for your new acquisitions. Maybe we should start a poll guessing how many magnets you come home with.

joy said...

Hee. I'm certainly taking along an extra tote bag...as well as several empty Space Saver bags. Hahahahaah.