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Overheard on a bus :-D

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GinN

GinN Report 24 Mar 2013 15:36

I never thought I would enjoy a coach tour, but we did one to Eastern USA and Canada last year, and loved it because of the people we met. Very few Brits, but mainly Australians, Americans - even a lady from the Mauritius. Chatting to them, and overhearing conversations was really entertaining.
I now realise what we've been missing!

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 24 Mar 2013 15:43

I haven't been on a bus since I was a teenager, even then I preferred to walk. A few coaches where we always ended up singing though. :-D

I wish we had the metro where I live Mau. I think there should be a Metro everywhere. With yours you can go in any direction and be there in minutes....sighs with the memory :-)

GinN

GinN Report 24 Mar 2013 15:50

I envy you living on Tyneside, Mau - the public transport is wonderful. Norfolk has a pathetic service, our village only gets a bus three times a week!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Mar 2013 17:15

Our bus service is excellent. Every ten minutes, Cheltenham in one direction and Gloucester in the other about 15 minutes to Glos and 20 minutes to Cheltenham, traffic and road works allowing. Bus stop for both five minutes walk from home, bus stop in both towns right in centre. :-)

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 24 Mar 2013 17:28

Hi again
I often wonder why folk from warm countries want to live here AnnC, perhaps more opportunities exist,must be if they leave families behind.

Yes Susan the Metro is a great way to travel...quick and comfortable :-D... glad you've a good bus service Ann as I'd hate to have to live with only one bus three times a week like Lynda has to :-0 :-(

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 24 Mar 2013 17:56

So would I we save a fortune in parking charges by not taking the car into town. And, when we go to wetherspoons for lunch, oh can have a glass of wine without worrying. And.... you can see so much more from the top of the bus!!! :-D

Pilgrim Father

Pilgrim Father Report 24 Mar 2013 18:03

I have enjoyed reading this post.

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 24 Mar 2013 18:10

{can have a glass of wine without worrying}......that's as good a reason as any Ann :-D

Thank you Pilgrim Father :-D.....
....spent a week in Plymouth while on honeymoon :-) is the Barbican Wall mural still there? of course I'm talking 1960s here ;-) and recall swimming in the open air pool. We stayed on The Hoe :-D

edit: on second thoughts we saw the mural while on holiday there in the seventies ....en route to Cornwall...

Pilgrim Father

Pilgrim Father Report 24 Mar 2013 18:32

All still there Mau. Although I haven't been down for a couple of years. I have lived in Southampton since 1970 - Southampton has the Mayflower Park and Plymouth has the Mayflower Steps - a bit of rivalry between the 2 cities - the little fleet left from Southampton but had to call into Plymouth for repairs etc. I trust your honeymoon was enjoyable in my home town. I stood for the Council in 1960 in Plymouth - "A young man for a modern city" was my rallying call. Didn't get in but it was fun. Like the thread because it is interesting - non contentious - and promoted some lovely little stories.

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 24 Mar 2013 18:39

Thanks again Pilgrim Father and I'm glad it's a feel good thread too....