Friday, May 28, 2010

A page from my picture book life


Charm, thatched roofs, sunshine, green fields, walking through narrow paths, huge gardens, old church, cute B & Bs, Shakespeare, and a different colored door on every house.

Let me introduce you to Stratford-upon-Avon:

Lauren and I were in the attic room. Small, but worth it for the charm factor. Such a cute Bed & Breakfast. It was called Forget Me Not Bed & Breakfast. I tried the Full English Breakfast which includes sausage, tomato, bacon, egg, toast, hot chocolate, hashbrowns, and beans. My body is definitely not used to all that food for breakfast. I've been a little off all day. Lunch time came around and I was still stuffed.

Just a street. I'm sure it's been tourist-ized, but look at it! It looks like a postcard.

We saw cute little school children walking down the street like a scene from the picture story book Madeline. We're pretty sure they were headed to this school, which had these rain boot plants in the playground. Perfect.

Just a little lane that runs behind the B & Bs.

A sample of the different colored doors we saw. The full rainbow is represented on the Stratford Streets.

Everything here is named after something Shakespeare. These boats on the Avon river (by the way, that's why it's called Stratford-upon-Avon) are named after heroines in Shakespeare's plays.

My favorite place we visited: Anne Hathaway's cottage. (She married Shakespeare). Above is a picture of some of the accompanying grounds. So so green! Sidenote: I've noticed that they don't have sprinklers here. Unnecessary.

1 comment:

  1. So cute! I can just imagine you roaming around that beautiful countryside! Way to go on getting the most out of your experience and trying everything! Love and miss you! Jace