|Front gates of Buckingham Palace|
Jim and Debbie are Chris' dad and step-mom. This was their third visit to England but first to the south of the UK. We loved every moment of having them here with us. Madeline loved having grandparents to spoil her! There was no lack of hugs, cuddles and special treats from Granna and Grandaddy.
Along with enjoying the many exciting things Oxford itself has to offer, we traveled to London for the day and took a tour of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The tour included an exhibit of the wedding dress and other items from the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this past April. It was splendid!!
|Back garden terrace of Buckingham Palace|
|Big Ben and Parliament|
|Yea, that is just the front gate!|
|We road the train to the gardens/playground.|
|Front of Blenheim Palace|
|Church in Stratford-upon-Avon|
|William Shakespeare's grave in the church above.|
|Maddie having a cup of milk.|
On our last day of traveling outside of Oxford we ventured to Bath. It took a little extra time to get there (couldn't possibly have been the navigator's fault!) but once we did it was well worth it. Bath is an amazing city. It is such a wonderful combination of modern shopping and restaurants with architecture from Roman times and since. I think I could live there!
|The Royal Crescent (people live here!)|
Our travels around were wonderful! We also did some great things in Oxford, so part two to come soon...