Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bustling off to Bristol

I worked with an amazing woman, Julia Mathias. She is a respected colleague and was my “go to” guide for suggested excursions. When I mentioned we had a free day and no particular destination in mind she didn’t hesitate to offer up the historic city of Bristol. Located at the mouth of the River Avon, […]

Blenheim Palace…home to Dukes and a Prime Minister

Blenheim Palace, located in Woodstock near Oxford, is the stately residence of the present-day, 11th Duke of Marlborough. History, however, will claim it more importantly as the birthplace of Winston Churchill. Built over 300 years ago in the English Baroque style Blenheim is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grounds, over 2,000 acres, are beautifully […]

A morning to remember…

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them. We will remember them. When you go home, tell them of us and say, For their tomorrow, we gave […]

Evesham…entry to the Cotswolds

Ham was the Saxon name given to a piece of land in the loop of a river. Evesham is located in the loop of the River Avon, at the northwest end of the Cotswolds, just a short train ride from Worcester. This charming town offers outdoor markets, riverbank walks, vast green spaces, a delightful museum,  black […]

A well known ring of stones…

On October 25th Vern and I accompanied the students on a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath. The weather was a bit windy, but the skies were absolutely clear. Even though Stonehenge is enormous, it is a quiet, reflective monument and is best enjoyed with the audio cassette, self-guided tour. The 5,000 year old monument […]