Friday, July 13, 2018
Last on our list was Chipping Norton (we essentially drove in a circle from Woodstock, around a few of the Cotswolds villages, and then back)... we stopped there since a famous actor that Jon and the boys like (Jeremy Clarkson) lives there (or at least, owns a home there) and they wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. It's also, apparently, pretty popular since it's the "gateway" into the Cotswolds (from Oxford, we presume), so many people do visit it.
We actually liked this town quite a bit, and because it was now nearing past dinner time for us all, we stopped at a yummy little local place (the Whistlers) for a pizza and soup dinner!
I took a pic of the outside because Callum wants to make sure we remember this place, so that "when we come back to England, we can come here again". 😍
But first! We stopped at the Dragonfly maze and puzzle which the kids loved solving... as well as a local artist's pottery shop... and then a cup of ice cream to walk with, and tide us over, until dinner time. ;-)
Our first stop was Burford - a really great town built on a hill, so climbing to the top are some gorgeous views. I took a few pics of the view but they just don't look like the real deal. I guess you'll have to visit yourself to see it! ;-)
Logan took to a cheese shop, that he had to return to, to buy some more local cheese... just before lunch, which we had in a cute little pub called The Cotswold Arms.
The first couple of pics were from the rest of Callum and my morning, in the restaurant downstairs. And the last pic is a shot of our hotel from the street!
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Luckily, we didn't have very big plans today - just to have a lazy morning, pack and check out, head to Heathrow to meet Jon who arrived late morning, pick up our rental car and then head out of town!
Sadly, the wait for our rental car was RIDICULOUS. We were there for over 2 hours waiting to check in, get the car, and go! 😱 It was agonizing, really. But, we finally made it out of there in one piece (and one car). 😉
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The boys stirred every so often last night, but slept pretty well. Then 4:30am rolled around and Callum got up "to get dressed" because "once he's awake, he can't fall back asleep, Mom" 😁
So, we made the breakfast time with no issue, and are now on our way to explore the Tower of London!
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
After we got some food in our bellies, we explored a few of the streets, with Callum - usually - leading the way with his wiggly dancing butt. ;-)