Sunday, 26 June 2011

Ian's Not Cycling Across America days 4/5

Thursday was 30 miles in very cool conditions. Friday (Prineville to John Day) was my 33rd wedding anniversary so me and Mrs P went to Glasgow for the day (to collect some rare signed Royal Doulton vases from an auction). Our trip was hijacked by Kathryn and Chris who decided they would like to come along. After driving 165 miles and collecting the vases, we headed to Glasgow city centre to park and explore.
Our first sight of interest was a young lady piper.

Not bad at all and the same applies to her piping skills.
This is a nice building in Buchanan St - Glasgow is full of buildings like this.
Don't know how to turn it around unfortunately.

We went into a Wetherspoons pub for lunch. I had haggis neeps and Tatties and a pint of dark Island, a heavy bitter beer from Orkney. All delicious.

From there, we boarded an open topped bus and had a grand tour of the city.
I think this statue might have preferred to be on the bus!

Here is another lovely building at Merchant Square.

Doulton Fountain

Kelvingrove Museum.

We then visited the new Riverside Museum and saw an old Bentley.

And I tried my hand(leg) at a bit of pole dancing on an old tram!!

They had some interesting old bicycles.

Might these once have belonged to Elton John?
On the way home we passed this delightfully named village. If you are from the United states and you can pronounce this, you can come and stay at my place.
No, I was not talking about 'The South' or 'Carlisle'. The other one.

Day 4.
KahNeeTa to Prineville - 60 miles
Ian's Mileage - 30 miles.
Day 5 - Prineville to John Day - 117 miles
Ian's Mileage - 330miles. (by car so doesn't count).

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