“It Will Rain Tomorrow”…England Weathers The MaiTai 4

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London, Salisbury, Bath & The Cotswolds (2013)

A visit to jolly old England took Tracy and me (along with friends Kim & Mary) from London to Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds with numerous  stops in between.  With all the talk about England’s nasty weather we came prepared for the deluge…that never came.  Instead, we walked about ten miles a day and even enjoyed some champagne at Buckingham Palace while the Queen was out of town.  Come and join us!

September 19, 2013

Chapter One: Off To England (with a few problems)

Chapter One:  Off To England (with a few problems) Days One & Two – Apartment Shut-Out, Last Minute Lodging, Damn That Traffic Jam, What Rooftop Bar, Clueless Concierge, A Rose Is A Rose, Where’s Daniel Craig, Are We In A Music Video, This Makes Time Square Look Quaint, Church Concert […]
September 22, 2013

Chapter Three: Champagne At Buckingham Palace

Chapter Three:  Champagne At Buckingham Palace Day Four – Swans & Squirrels, Horsing Around, A Huge Cock, Glorious Gallery, Hyde But No Jekyll, The $16,000 Purse, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Go Soak Your Feet, Going Green, Our Corgi Will Be So Happy (Maybe), An Evening Appearance […]
September 23, 2013

Chapter Four: St. Paul’s Cathedral & The British Museum

Chapter Four:  St. Paul’s Cathedral & The British Museum Day Five – Blood, Sweat & Whispers, Fantastic Audio Guide, Museum Overload, Walk Like An Egyptian, Soane Near Yet Soane Far, A Cute Pub Right Down Our Alley (if we can find it), We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Nap, Photo Ops, […]
September 24, 2013

Chapter Five: Westminster, Winston and Wallace

Chapter Five:  Westminster, Winston and Wallace Day Six – Breakfast On The River, Follow The Hordes, Tombs With A View, A Slight Problem With Churchill, Just Another Magna Carta, Channeling My Inner Gerry Rafferty, The Beverly Hills Of London, The Frick: London Style, Afternoon Pub Stop, Vexed At Vauxhall, Party […]
September 25, 2013

Chapter Six: A Visit To Henry’s House

Chapter Six:  A Visit To Henry’s House Day Seven – Coming Out Of The Closet, That’s The Ticket, I’m Henry VIII I Am, Garden Splendour, A Return To St. Christopher’s Place, A Lesser Palace, Missing The Squirrels, Party In The Room: Part Deux and “You’re Back!” We were at Vauxhall […]
September 26, 2013

Chapter Seven: Winchester & Salisbury Cathedrals

Chapter Seven:  Winchester & Salisbury Cathedrals Day Eight – Hey Where’s The Steering Wheel, Yes It’s DIESEL, The New Vaudeville Band Is Here Somewhere, Diver Bill Saves The Day, You’re Early, Cloisters With Food, What…Another Magna Carta, Tower Of Power, Church Of Doom, Plopping our Buttocks At The Buttock, Now […]
September 29, 2013

Chapter Ten: Entering The Cotswolds Zone

Chapter Ten:  Entering The Cotswolds Zone Day Eleven – I Got My Thrill With Blueberries Hill, Are You Sure That’s The Name, A Brush With Combe, Sunday Roast, Butterflies Are Free, Admitted To Berkeley, B&B Perfection, Someone Get This Dog A Drink and Dinner With A Fodorite Bearing Homemade Gin […]
September 30, 2013

Chapter Eleven: Gloucester and Gardens

Chapter Eleven:  Gloucester and Gardens Day Twelve – Brock’s Breakfast Bonanza, You Sure Do Write A Lot, Kim Gets Stuck, All In The Family, Tales From The Crypt, Queen Of The Cotswolds, I’ll Never Find Another Yew, A Royal Lunch, Out Of Season, Maybe I’m A Maze, Beacon Bemusement, We […]
October 1, 2013

Chapter Twelve: Chavenage House & Malmesbury

Chapter Twelve:  Chavenage House & Malmesbury Day Thirteen – Come On-A-My-House, We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badgers, Cromwell Slept Here, Helicopter Pad, Two Shakes Of A Cat’s Whiskers, Town Tour, A Smoking Dog, The Lady Or The Tiger, Shopping At The Prince’s Store, Step By Step, Wine Closeout and Another […]
October 2, 2013

Chapter Thirteen: The Cotswold Blitz

Chapter Thirteen:  The Cotswold Blitz Day Fourteen – Colorful Church, A Gift Before Topping, I Want To Buy All These Houses And Take Them To America, Down By The Old Mill Stream, “A Perfect Place For My England Affair”, This Seems A Little Fishy, The Best Public Toilets In The […]
October 3, 2013

Chapter Fourteen: Blenheim Palace & Oxford

Chapter Fourteen:  Blenheim Palace & Oxford Day Fifteen – Just Another Great Breakfast, Free Range Children, Quite Capable, Winston’s Birthplace, A Jenny Hat Trick, Where The Hell Is He Buried, Parking Problem, Visiting Hogwarts Academy, Can We Buy A Used Car Here, A Chipping Campden Picnic, “You Can’t Eat Here,” […]
October 4, 2013

Chapter Fifteen: Towers, Castles, Gardens & Junk

Chapter Fifteen:  Towers, Castles, Gardens & Junk Day Sixteen (Part One) – Tower Trouble, A Stanton Drive-By, Fountain Penned, An Unscheduled Cotswold Walk, Gardens Galore, Below Parr, Give My Regards To Broadway, A True English Gentleman, I’m Melting, Mind Your Manor, One Man’s Junk Is…, Gardens Galore (Part Deux), The […]
October 4, 2013

Chapter Sixteen: Going Home

Chapter Sixteen:  Going Home Day Seventeen – Memories Of Jolly Old England Afterone last great breakfast, Kim guided us back to Heathrow (exactly a two hour drive from Chipping Campden…including a stop for gas…DIESEL…and a couple of missed turns).  Our  English adventure was complete.             […]