Today we hopped on a train in Moreton in Marsh and headed to Oxford for the day. We chose today since there are rain showers moving in the rest of the week and we wanted a dryer day since we’d be on our feet and away from shelter for most of the day. The above photo was taken in the courtyard of Magdalene College.
We kept off the grass.
We payed for a 2 hour walking tour of Oxford at the visitors center.
On our tour we met a retired couple from Vancouver Island who do house sitting around the world.
We visited several colleges and learned the history of the Oxford Colleges.
We enjoyed a meal at the Eagle and Child where we met a family from the Bay area and enjoyed a lively conversation with them.
We re-visited Magdalen College where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien would stroll and discuss philosophy.
We headed to the oldest pub in Oxford and chanced to meet up with the couple from Vancouver Island and enjoyed a table together with our refreshments. More enjoyable conversation about their retirement lives spent on the island and in other parts of the world.
Back to the train station we jumped on the wrong train first and realized it in time and hopped off.
When the right train arrived because of problems on the line between London and Oxford we were packed in like sardines. We were happy to finally make it to our stop and hop into the cool breezes.
We stopped at the grocery store close to the train station and bought a few items to enjoy for a evening snack. We arrived home exhausted but filled with appreciation for all the wonderful sites and people we met and talked to.
Now we are chilling at the cottage and watching Argentina play Netherlands.
I will have to devote a few posts to all the wonderful colleges and architecture of Oxford after I get home.
Hope all is summery where you are!