This was our view from the apartment we stayed in for the weekend.
But let's start at the beginning, shall we?
We packed on Friday night, so that all we needed to do on Saturday morning was eat breakfast and head to the train. I LOVE TRAINS! It was so easy to walk around the corner and hop on for our hour long ride to Bath. No car, no carSEATS. Me likey. The kids are free, so it's a great way to travel!! And of course, Maxwell loved it!
Darian, showing us her money and "ticket"
After our boat ride we were all pretty tired, and David, Brenda and Dewey were still a bit jet lagged from their trip from the US. We went back to the apartment and all had a nice nap.
That evening, David and I helped get the kids in bed, and left the kids with Brenda and Dewey and went out alone for the first time in MONTHS! We walked hand in hand down by the river and headed to town to take a walking tour of Bath. It was called Bizarre Bath and there was no historical or factual information relayed. It was, in fact, a comedy show. Just our style! It was a nice way to see the city, and instead of sitting in a dark room with a two drink minimum, we were able to get in a nice evening stroll along with quite a few laughs. It was a really funny show! After the show we stopped at a Moroccan restaurant for some hummus and pita and dessert. All in all, it was a great "first date" in the UK.
On Sunday we toured the Roman Baths and walked around town, taking in all the sites. Bath is a beautiful city and we were so glad that we stayed for several days to be able to take it all in.
Monday was our last full day in Bath before heading back to Oxford. It was the summer bank holiday here in the UK, so David was off work. We went for a nice walk to see more of the city and checked out some of the amazing architectural masterpieces.
We walked back to town and ended up going through a really cool market. We saw lots of food stalls; rugs made out of alpaca hair, candy bins, giant tubs of paella, every kind of stuffed olive you could imagine. Papa Dewey like the one with the chili pepper inside!
We made it back to the apartment, where our exhausted family chilled out and took naps. Then Brenda, David and I went to town to have our first offical tea. We went to Sally Lunn's for a famous Sally Lunn bun and tea. I had scones with clotted cream and jam. I'm hooked! YUM! It was a wonderful teatime!
That night we were all too exhausted to do much else, so we hung out at the apartment, packed our things and ordered a pizza. The next morning we got up early to be on our train by 6:45. (David had to get home and changed for work!) All in all it was a wonderful holiday weekend and I am SO glad we went. And I highly recommend a trip to Bath.
I even took a bath there.