One year ago today I woke up in London for the first time. My traveling companions and I had another day of adventures planned. After getting ready for our day, we made our way to the Victoria Coach Station where we would await boarding of our scheduled tour bus.
The first stop on our tour was Windsor Castle. This is one of the active homes of Queen Elizabeth and the State Rooms are open to the public July and August. As a history geek, I absolutely loved walking these halls and grounds.
And of course we saw a Guard on duty.
The next stop on our tour was the town of Bath. This was such a beautiful picturesque town, my only regret was our time here was very limited. I really could have spent all day there, even in the pouring rain we were experiencing.
After our quick excursion in Bath we drove through the beautiful English countryside on our way to the medieval village of Lacock.
This is a quant little village that seems untouched by modernity. It is also the "go to" filming location for period films and shows.
In the village is a very old church with a church yard full of gravesites.
These gravestones are so old they are illegible.
We were catered to a wonderful lunch at The George Inn in the center of town.
|Me and my beautiful sisters.|
After our visit in Lacock we made our way to Stonehenge.
What can I say about Stonehenge, other than "Oh My God!" Pictures do not do this structure justice! These stones are so large and so strategically placed that their mere presence in this location is mind boggling!
This tour included an audio guide that discussed the history of the stones, their origins, their meanings, and their development over time.
My poor niece felt she was being tortured by some boring history lesson, while the rest of us were simply fascinated!
Our day concluded with dinner and people watching at the Victoria Train Station.
This is such a busy place it fascinated all of us.
Overall, we had a great second day of our dream come true trip.