Saturday, November 05, 2011

Saturday 5th November 2011……..almost there!!!

The below is taken from Wikipedia!!

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in England. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

Within a few decades Gunpowder Treason Day, as it was known, became the predominant English state commemoration, but as it carried strong religious overtones it also became a focus for anti-Catholic sentiment. Puritans delivered sermons regarding the perceived dangers of popery, while during increasingly raucous celebrations common folk burnt effigies of popular hate-figures, such as the pope. Towards the end of the 18th century reports appear of children begging for money with effigies of Guy Fawkes and 5 November gradually became known as Guy Fawkes Day. Towns such as Lewes and Guildford were in the 19th century scenes of increasingly violent class-based confrontations, fostering traditions those towns celebrate still, albeit peaceably. In the 1850s changing attitudes eventually resulted in the toning down of much of the day's anti-Catholic rhetoric, and in 1859 the original 1606 legislation was repealed. Eventually, the violence was dealt with, and by the 20th century Guy Fawkes Day had become an enjoyable social commemoration, although lacking much of its original focus. The present-day Guy Fawkes Night is usually celebrated at large organised events, centred around a bonfire and extravagant firework displays.

Settlers exported Guy Fawkes Night to overseas colonies, including some in North America, where it was known as Pope Day. Those festivities died out with the onset of the American Revolution, although celebrations continue in some Commonwealth nations. Claims that Guy Fawkes Night was a Protestant replacement for older customs like Samhain are disputed, although another old celebration, Halloween, has lately increased in popularity, and according to some writers, may threaten the continued observance of 5 November.


This was a big night for me growing up it was the night we put fire crackers through people’s letter boxes!!! Cannot believe I fessed up to that!!

Had another great sleep and my driving this morning was on roads I like, quiet and the ocean close by!!

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This was the view from Ramona whilst having breakfast!!

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This is how the homes are built around here!!

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I then took this small ferry

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BC Ferry corporation please take note this was a free ferry as it is considered part of the Transportation and road system!!!

Not sure what the story here is just a funny looking building!!

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There must have been a Harley Davidson rally going on saw 1000’s of motor cycles made me feel like getting Bonita out!!!

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5pm and time to wind down for the night and I am in the small town of

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In the parking lot of MacDonald’s doing the blog.  There is a Wal-Mart a couple of blocks away where I shall get a movie and stay the night!!


Yes I have done with the pondering and here is the plan!!

Drive tomorrow to Laredo and stay the night in the Wal-Mart and cross over into Mexico Monday morning and head down south!!!!

Wish you all a great Sunday!!

Map picture


Elaine said...

The "funny looking building" is the Bishops Palace and is a very interesting place to tour.
Elaine in Saltair

mexicokid said...

Thanks you are GOOD!!!

mexicokid said...

Thanks you are GOOD!!!

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