Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jolly Old England

After a great trip to Iceland we flew to England and headed to Winchester to visit with the Meikles. We enjoyed a nice walk through Winchester along the river, beside the cathedral, and through the shopping district.

The River Itchin on a foggy day in Winchester

Aunt Wini and Mary along the River
 While on our walk Wini guided us to an adorable tiny old church that is in the bridge section over a small road:

When we were at the Winchester Cathedral Dan recalled the gravestone of Thomas Thetcher the poor man who died from drinking warm beer. We recreated the shot of Dan beside his tombstone.
Dan in 2016

Dan in 2005
We had a fantastic meal at the Scarffs house complete with Christmas crackers, a rousing present exchange game, trifle for dessert, and a game of Harry's hat game (played by the Harry himself!)

The Gang after Dinner
 After a terrific two days at Wini and Alan's house we took the train into London where Dan had booked a stay in Kew for 2 weeks for research. We went to the Hampstead Heath Park on the top of the hill to see the fireworks on New Year's Eve which was a lot of fun. On New Year's Day we went to the Tate Modern Museum where we saw all sorts of cool art.
Ancient City made out of Couscous

Dan alongside a massive spider

View of London from the Tate Modern
 It was a wonderful trip!


4 comments:

  1. The foggy picture could be right out our window -- nothing but rain, outcast sky, and fog here. Nice to see the large family picture.

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  2. you two are the best adventurers!

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