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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tales From the Trip: #8 A Day at the Races

Blighty's Blog recently spent a fortnight in the United Queendom. We came back with some great "tales from the trip". Here's another one.
I was handed this itinerary for a day out at York races while I was in the UK. The identity of "the pub" has been removed to protect the innocent (that's me actually. These blog posts are cross-posted to Blighty's Facebook page and the landlord of "the pub" is a Blighty's Facebook fan).

As you can see, the itinerary is fairly "liquid". But, whose itinerary is it? None other than the police in a Manchester suburb! I understand that the coach driver was teetotal.
08:30 Meet at the pub
08:35 A Pint
09:00 Breakfast with a pint
09:30 Have a bet with Keith, and a pint
10:00 Try the quiz, with a pint
10:30 On the coach
11:30 Stop for a couple of pints
12:30 On the coach to York
13:00 Enter the racecourse
Enjoy the races and have a few pints
18:00 Back on coach after last race
Back to the pub for a curry and a few pints

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