Day 3 (Thurs.): We traveled more into the center of
After that we took advantage of one of our many walks in the
Day 4 (Friday): This was one of our two out-of-London travel days. It started out by heading down to
After that, we headed up towards the
The Cathedral was stunning, there are no words to describe it properly, or photos that can truly capture the magnificence. The building began in 1039 as an Abbey, but it was a place of worship since about 700 AD. King Edward II is buried there. We arrived about 15 minutes before they closed, and they had JUST shut down the cloisters as we arrived. So we tried to track down someone who would take pity on us and perhaps let us have a peek. We did, and we had about 10 minutes all by ourselves, wandering more of the Hogwarts halls. There was also a door used as an entryway to
If you're curious, here's a Google Map of our drive around Southern England.
Day 5 (Saturday): Breakfast was served a little later today, so Bret slept in and the girls and I went and ate. The longer we stay at Melrose House, the more I like it. They are taking very good care of us here. I saw another family with children, which made me feel a little more comfortable. Around we left for the city, but for some reason the kids were all ready a bit grumbly.
We started out at the London Field’s
Day 6 (Sunday): I’ve made it to today? Wow, that’s a lot of stuff we’ve crammed into this trip so far! I wish I could have blogged each day, but I’ve been so tired at the end of the day, and no time to do it in the morning. So I’m really sorry that this is such a huge chunk of reading for you all.
Today we had another late breaky, and finally got to interact with the other guests a bit! We met a really nice couple from
Today was my day sightseeing first- and we went to the most popular Beatles spot in
From there we spent the rest of the afternoon at the London Zoo, after walking through Regent’s Park to get there.
After a small souvenir rift, we started the trek home, and had Nando’s chicken for dinner. A recommendation from Allison’s teacher, and it was a good one! GREAT chicken! Finally things are winding down today, as we prepare for our second out-of-London trip tomorrow. To