England...Our Grand Tour


The Lakes District
Our 'Grand Tour' of the English countryside was all that we had hoped it would be...

  • Windsor
  • Bath
  • Salisbury Plain: Stonehenge
  • The Cotswolds: Charlecote
  • Warwickshire: Stratford-upon-Avon
  • The Lakes District: Keswick - Sawrey - Braithewaite - Lake Windemere
  • Hadrians Wall
  • Durham
  • Ripon
  • York
  • London
Our trip began with taking a train from Windsor to Bath, then renting a car in Bath, travelling throughout England, then returning the car in York where we caught a train to London. 

Sounds relatively simple, right? 

More on that, later.

Photo credit: www.LonelyPlanet.com
Beginning in Windsor, a lovely village located about 25 miles away from London, it is the site of Windsor Castle, where Her Majesty, The Queen of England visits frequently and is the home of Sir Elton John as well. Although we didn't get a chance to catch a glimpse of either Queen, our trip was made complete by my re-connecting with a dear friend from my youth.
Being the first to admit that I'm not the greatest person for keeping in touch - know that once you've found a place in my heart, you are there to stay.

Jaxx found a place in my heart 30 years ago and although we have not seen one another in decades, our reunion was as comfortable and natural as if we had just met for lunch a few weeks prior. Her warmth, sense of humour, intellect, beauty, heart and soul were all just as I had remembered...Perfect.

See: The Train

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