Easily amused.

I’m looking at a picture of a road, thinking, “I’d love to drive down that…It’s so gorgeous,” when I realize that the caption says, “The road to St. Ives (Cornwall, England).” Hey, I’m an American. I don’t always realize that people don’t just make this stuff up.

As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks and wives –
How many were going to St Ives?

Okay, Penzance is in Cornwall, too. Feelin’ my ignorance today…




  1. ***Dave Hill

    Lots of cool stuff in Cornwall. Plenty of Arthurian sites.

  2. DeAnna

    Huh. I almost have to do more research then, don’t I?

    The “House on the Rock” area in Wisconsin is full of Cornish people that were–what’s the word? Immigrated? Imported? Recruited?–to work on some mines out there. Everywhere you go (if you keep your eyes open) you can see gnomes. Painted on things, big wood statues (much like the bears you see in Manitou Springs), porcelain ones tucked into the corner of a window, etc.

  3. Boulder Dude

    Yes….I went to several of the sites when I was there.

    Cornwall is my second favourite part of England. 😀

    Yes De, driving roads like that *is* fun. Single tracks are fun and scary at the same time.

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