Thursday, October 29, 2015

England Day 1 and 2: Our Grand Adventure

In May, my sister Diana and I went on a grand adventure to England. It was a Christmas present from our husbands and after much planning and compromising we finally boarded our plane to jolly ole England on Monday afternoon. After a 9 hour flight to Amsterdam, a long 3 hour layover in an airport that looks like IKEA, and a short hop over the pond, we finally made it to Bristol, England on Tuesday afternoon. We decided to take a taxi to our hotel in Bath. It was a good decision because we were so tired. We stayed at the lovely Gray's hotel, a bed and breakfast at the top of a hill. The view from our room was beautiful, but the walk back up the hill was brutal. So we took a lot of taxis while staying there, about 5-7 pounds per trip, but totally worth it.
That evening we walked into town and wandered around aimlessly before having dinner at the Roman Bath Kitchen restaurant. Yummy food and afterward we hiked back to our hotel (we didn't do that too many more times, taxis are plentiful there.)
The city of Bath is so lovely. We were blown away by the beauty of the buildings, rolling hills, and gardens.
Amsterdam in the middle of the night (U.S. time) is doable. A really small, clean, and quiet airport.
Our first peak at England from the plane.
Our hotel=Heaven to stay in, but Hell to walk to when jet-lagged. That's our room at the very top (great views).

Our room at Gray's= All the comforts of home.

Lots of free chocolate!

Our first evening walking around Bath.

Simply stunning day!

Bath Abbey

Our dinner the first night was yummy and much better than airplane food.

I look a little hammered after traveling but I was happy to be there.

Diana was obsessed with the sugar cubes!

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