Monday, November 26, 2012

Outside of London: Windsor + Stonehenge + Bath

although we spent most of our time in england touring london, we did take a day to explore the english countryside and see some spectacular sights west of london. it was BEAUTIFUL. i have to go back soon! there is so much more to see!

first stop - windsor. let me just start by saying i love english history, especially tudor history, and it was so fun exploring all the castles and historic royal places. we got to see the changing of the guard at windsor castle and tour the state apartments there.














leaving windsor, we drove right by ascot (wouldn't it be nice to visit the royal ascot in the summer and wear a pretty dress and hat?! - ah, another day!) and headed to see the ancient monument Stonehenge...

the fields around stonehenge were covered in a cloud of fog when we visited, which made the grounds and barrows (graves) around the stones very eerie!



 but, even with the creepy graves and ancient history surrounding us, someone still managed to be a little goofy...

(doesn't this picture remind you of our trip to barbados?!)

our third stop of the day was the oh-so-charming town of bath. i was oooohhing and ahhhhhing as we rolled into town... everything was so picturesque. i could totally see myself living in bath for a year!




while in bath, we visited the 2000 year old roman baths. they were just amazing.




we could see the steam rising off of the hot baths... 
it would have been nice to jump in and warm up if the water wasn't so gross!

check out the cleaned stone on the left and the dirty stone on the right!



 believe it or not, we did manage to find a pub in bath...
this was my first beer of the day:
haha, i'm serious! 
i was just trying to keep up with my silly husband.


 ah, that's better...

and, to top it all off, we finished our wonderfully amazing and full day of english fun with fish and chips (for me) and a steak and ale pie (for him).
@punch and judy's - covent garden.

next time i am in england, i would love to see oxford, cambridge, dover and the cotswolds... when can i go back?!?!?

6 comments:

Jenna said...

Looks like such a fabulous day trip - although it's hard to believe that you were able to squeeze all of that into 24 hours! You guys are pretty much travel pros ;)

xxx
Jenna

kELLO! said...

what beautiful photos.
and stonehenge! neat!
you guys are a good-looking couple.
high five

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

See the place on the left beside Cyril H. I've ate there before!!!! It looks like it was a great time at Bath!

Britt said...

My sister in law and her husband are obsessed with England so I have loved reading your recaps. They talk about moving there all the time and are going on a similar trip next fall for 2 weeks touring the English countryside. They did London for their honeymoon. I am vicariously living through you. These pictures are wonderful!

Liesl said...

What wonderful and colorful pictures of your adventures outside of London! You look beautiful! :)

*D* said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm seriously jealous of your travels. ;) I need to visit England. Glad you had such a great time while you were there! :)