Monday, August 9, 2010

Dover Castle to the Sherwood Forest - Part I

I've been working on this post for several days now, but with being gone from morning until night everyday and trying to keep up on grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, and searching for a new flat during any spare moment I can find, the blogging world has taken a very back seat for now. But just so everyone knows I am still alive, here is part 1 of the post that hopefully I will finish soon.

We are still busy with lots of sightseeing. Our niece, Laci will be here for one more week and we are trying to make the most of every day. Last week was a busy week, with lots of driving. The girls were troopers. It's been so fun to see more of this beautiful country.

The week started with more sights in the city. The girls loved hanging out at Trafalgar Square, playing in the fountain and chasing the birds.

Next, we found ourselves at Whipsnade's Wild Animal Park. I'd like to say it was fabulous, but to be honest it was just REALLY expensive and not at all exciting for the girls. Although, the overpriced train around the park was fun.
The elephants put on a good show

(never imagined I would be sprayed with elephant saliva), but unfortunately by that time both girls were... you guessed it, sleeping.

We also visited the Hatfield House, built in 1607 by the 1st Earl of Salisbury. It was one of the magical days that was filled only with smiles and laughter. I don't think I heard any crying or complaining all day. The girls were even happy touring inside the house.

We let the girls play at a playground while we ate our picnic lunch. Before I knew it Antalya had joined in playing with some other kids and was having a blast. It was so fun to watch her interact with them.
Next we headed to Cambridge, or as I soon found out "bike-central". I had never seen so many people get around on bikes. They were parked everywhere, and once 4:30 hit and most classes were ending for the day the streets filled with people biking home. It was a fun little town, with lots of amazing architecture everywhere we turned.

Coming Soon: Part II - including Dover Castle, Sherwood Forest, Stratford-upon-Avon, Canterbury, Warwick, Hyde Park, and more.


The Munck Family said...

Wow...wish we were there with y'all,it all looks amazing! Your pictures are wonderful and makes you feel such a part of the tour. Glad the girls did so well, looking forward to part 2. Hope you have found a new flat and your search is complete.

Sheridan said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!

PS: I might just make home made vanilla pudding tomorrow. :)

Love ya!

Michelle said...

what wonderful places you're able to visit! Love the pic where she is joining in with the other kids.