My daughter and I went to England for the weekend. Friday was visiting Blenheim Palace in a little village of Woodstock. Nice full English breakfast at a small pub there to start the day. The palace is where Churchill was born - by accident. His mother was visiting family and Winston came early. There are Churchill exhibits and also a new section showing life in the times of 9 different Dukes. Very well done.
Saturday was our church meeting and after we said bye to friends we headed 3 1/2 hour drive SW to Devon. Stayed at a small B&B up on a hill on a 1 car wide but 2-way traffic road with no street lights and houses with no numbers - but we were looking for #10. Great place to stay.
Sunday after another good English breakfast we went to friends' house and then toured Devon with them. The coast is varied with rocky beaches, high cliffs and rolling "hills". We had excellent fish & chips at a pub on the beach at Torcross. That beach is where the Yanks practiced landings to get ready for D-Day. Up the coast to small villages, watched surfers a bit, and walked on several 2-way streets just wide enough for 2 of us to walk up side by side. The last stop was at the small town of Dartmouth which had all sorts of sail boats in he harbor.
Pictures of the sights are at
Pictures is a large English house where the rooms are bigger than normal and it has lots of windows for light are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstre...-newton-abbot/
2-way road as we were driving
After sightseeing we drove back to the hotel outside London. Monday morning we braved the M25 rush hour traffic to get to Heathrow airport. now back in NC.