Monday, February 16, 2009
Valentine's Day in the Cotswolds
We started our adventure with an easy one hour drive to Oxford. This was Rick's first visit to the historical campus so I played "tour guide" and tried to remember some of the information I had learned on a previous London Walks visit. We stopped for a treat of British sausages at Hall's Tavern.
With the help of Sir Thomas (the same navigator,Tomas-Tomas in Italy) we found the unique village of Minster Lowell. The river was high and the paths a little icey but walking through this village, the church yard, the thatched cottages, and the ruins of the manor house took us back to a time when this village was probably in it's prime. The manor farm still has a working dovecot.
We explored the quaint village of Burford and warmed up with a hot Pimms before finding our way to the B&B in Hailey called the Bird in the Nest. Our Valentine's evening was complete with a special bottle of wine, a delicious steak dinner followed by a gooey chocolate dessert....and then a short walk to our room WITH TWIN BEDS! It was a great day!