European Adventures!!!

This June, Dad and I met up with Jane and Lisa who had been studying in London for the spring, and we traveled all over the United Kingdom.  The highlight of the trip was visiting the birthplace of my great, great grandfather, William Nugent Williams, in Brechfa, Wales.  He was the 11th generation born in the same house.  His parents joined the LDS church when he was a young boy and they moved to Utah.

London was great to visit for a few days.  Here I am at the Tower of London, with Tower Bridge in the background. We just missed the Solstice at Stonehenge.  It really is a wonder how they built this thousands of years ago.
Brechfa, Wales, birthplace of William Williams in 1851 and many generations before.  The Welch countryside was the most beautiful I have ever seen. Nant-Y-Ffin is about 5 miles from Brechfa and is where my great-great-great-grandfather, Evan Williams, was born in 1807.
Cerbynau is the actual farm where the family is from.  Behind us you can see the farmhouse and barn that are still standing. The country roads in Wales are TINY!!!  We are standing on a two-way road, and Lisa and I are standing on the 2 edges!  The car barely fit and driving was always exciting!
Edinburgh is a great city!!  It has really gothic architecture and the castle was amazing. The streets of Edinburgh were beautiful.  This is a side street off the Royal Mile.
Golfers, recognize this?  It is the 18th hole at the Old Course at Saint Andrews!  They were busy setting up for the British Open. Our last day in Scotland, we visited Loch Lamond...so beautiful!!  It is 30 miles long and 5 miles wide.

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