Books, Winged-cats, and Wales.

Greg and I hit the road for the lush and green countryside of Wales!  Our first stop was Hay-on-Wye, which is known for its small village and street upon street of bookshops.  Snacks in tow, we headed to the city of books!
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Our hotel.
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This is the view from our room.  After a few minutes, we hit the streets to take in the local atmosphere.
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Winged cat on a rocking horse.  Great start!

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Through an opening in the wall of this castle, we visited our first book shop.
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No books were purchased, but the idea of an honesty bookshop was really sweet.
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We explored the narrow walkways, excited to see what was around each corner.
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Bi-lingual signs were everywhere(Welsh and English).  I had fun trying to pronounce the Welsh words. Haha.
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Glowing in the moonlight, we found an old pub.  We walked in and took a seat on the creaky furniture. The pub was old and full of all kinds of knick-knacks.
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I ordered a half-pint of the local cider :)
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My first taste of the local food, Glamorgan Sausages!  They are vegetarian sausages and were really tasty.  The inside tasted like mashed potato with cheese and onions and herbs.
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Greg had the pheasant, which was wrapped in ham.
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After hanging out in the pub for a few hours, we crossed the street to our hotel.  My introduction to Wales was just as I imagined.  I couldn't wait for the next morning :)

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