Americans in the English Midlands.

Our latest adventure via photos.

Freedom is your own car and your own townhouse atop Lincoln. This open door was our home base for eight days in April 2015.

Freedom is your own car and your own townhouse atop Lincoln. This open door was our home base for eight days in April 2015.

We shopped our regular English antique fairs, shops and centres and found some treasures at some new locations.

We shopped our regular English antique fairs, shops and centres and found some treasures at some new locations.

We met up with our regular dealers from the UK and the Continent and made some new connections. The orange engineer tape marks our purchases. Need a cross for your garden?

We met up with our regular dealers from the UK and the Continent and made some new connections. The orange engineer tape marks our purchases. Need a cross for your garden?

We bought our regular stock items, like horse brasses. (hundreds of them) This is Philip and Dealer Derek, who was kind enough to bring more from home sorting the good from the mediocre.

We bought our regular stock items, like horse brasses. (hundreds of them) This is Philip and Dealer Derek, who was kind enough to bring more from home sorting the good from the mediocre.

We added new antique items this trip. This religious saint statue is from a chapel outside Ghent Belgium.

We added new antique items this trip. This religious saint statue is from a chapel outside Ghent Belgium.

Being on our own gave us some time to go exploring, like enjoying the Newark Castle ruins. Something we’ve seen several times, but never got the opportunity to explore. King John died here in 1216 (of the Magna Carta fame).

Being on our own gave us some time to go exploring, like enjoying the Newark Castle ruins. Something we’ve seen several times, but never got the opportunity to explore. King John died here in 1216 (of the Magna Carta fame).

We participated in the Lincoln Ghost Walk, the only time we had rain during the trip. That’s Philip with his back to the camera. We’re standing at the statue of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lincoln’s famous son, and just outside the Chapter House. We didn’t see any ghosts, but the stories held our attention.

We participated in the Lincoln Ghost Walk, the only time we had rain during the trip. That’s Philip with his back to the camera. We’re standing at the statue of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lincoln’s famous son, and just outside the Chapter House. We didn’t see any ghosts, but the stories held our attention.

We managed to eat at all our favorite Lincoln Steep Hill restaurants, including the Pie Shop. Yummo!

We managed to eat at all our favorite Lincoln Steep Hill restaurants, including the Pie Shop. Yummo!

And we discovered this delicious Battenberg cake at our local grocery on Burton Road. We had one for Easter celebration and one for the train ride back to London.

And we discovered this delicious Battenberg cake at our local grocery on Burton Road. We had one for Easter celebration and one for the train ride back to London.

We saw some quirky British folks, like this group of antique shoppers on their scooters. We had great neighbors at the townhouse. The midlands are a friendly bunch and don’t seem to mind sharing their country with Americans.

We saw some quirky British folks, like this group of antique shoppers on their scooters. We had great neighbors at the townhouse. The midlands are a friendly bunch and don’t seem to mind sharing their country with Americans.

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