In England's Green and Pleasant Land
Greetings from across the pond. Here are a few pictures of our brief visit to Oxford and Bath the week before last.
I finally made it to Oxford, albeit not via the Rhodes I had less travelled.
The place looks a lot like Hogwarts.
Thanks to John for the personal tour of Christchurch College and leading us on the pilgrimage to the Eagle and Child to see where Hobbits And Wardrobes were brewed up. We even tried punting on the river. Much harder than it looks!
After a night visiting Kyle and Jane and their now grown up boys in Bourton On The Water (the "Venice of the Cotswalds"), we took the train to Bath.
This is where the Romans, the Georgians, and now the Ottawans, came to "take the waters" -- and a few pictures. We really enjoyed the excellent museum documenting the Roman baths. But I found the Georgian architecture of the town a bit Austen-tatious. :-)
Thanks very kindly to Michael, Suzanne, Annalee and Nicholas for hosting us and for the great tour of Bath.