The Cotswolds is the second largest area of protected landscape in England. Honey colored houses, verdant rolling hills, narrow roads and endless rows of yellow goodness; thanks to the rapeseed plant and a magnificent estate which made real the stuff written about english countryside and nobility in my favorite regency romance novels- that pretty much sum up why I love England. While it’s only a brief glimpse and experience of the countryside; it’s enough to make me want to come back for more.
The Day of The Royal Wedding.
On our way to Epping to meet up with a high school buddy whom I haven’t seen since high school graduation. The train ride was smooth and relaxed, as if everyone is at home glued in front of the television to watch the royal wedding. Day 3 was spent visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon and the beautiful Warwick Castle.
Fully recovered from jet lag, we woke up early and walked less than a mile from our hotel to our first appointment of the day.. breakfast at the Duck and Waffle. Friend Dory booked this because of the spectacular view of the city and some parts of the Thames River from the 40th floor. We just missed the sunrise by a good one hour or so, sunrise was probably at 4 am , lol. Lesson learned, recheck sunrise times constantly when travelling ; but then who wants breakfast at 4 am? We all ordered the signature duck and waffle and we were pleasantly surprised; it was delicious.