I thought about posting all 800 and decided maybe not (you're welcome) but one day I might post them in batches. For now, here's a sampling.
Most of you know that our mom was supposed to go with us on this amazing trip but our house burned down two weeks prior so it just couldn't happen. Instead, we bought a little bear dressed as a guard, and we named him Nigel, and we treated him like he was mom. And he photobombed the hell out of Great Britain.
Did you know that Great Britain refers to England, Scotland and Wales, but that the United Kingdom includes those countries plus Northern Ireland?
|Nigel is climbing Big Ben!|
|Tea at Harrod's|
|A medieval theme restaurant in London!|
|This is the river Cam, and we're standing on the Bridge of the river Cam. It's the Cam Bridge|
Nigel is in Cambridge!
|King's College at Cambridge|
|The church of Edward the Confessor, York.|
|The white rose of York is everywhere there.|
|A beautiful old fallen down church, right in the middle of town. York.|
|Here we are in front of the York Minster|
|Funny looking flowers. York.|
|Fascinators at TJ Maxx!|
|Guy Fawkes was born in York. Go figure.|
|With a friendly bobby in York.|
|A cute little coffee place.|
|Nigel with my commemorative plate.|
|Nigel on Hadrian's wall.|
|The church at Heddon-on-the-Wall|
|The kneelers in the church.|
|What could be better than a quiz and a curry?|
|At the border our tour manager pulled out a bottle of whisky and we all did a shot.|
|The heraldic beast of Scotland is the unicorn.|
|Holyroodhouse Palace (pronounced Holly-rude-house).|
|The Balmoral Hotel|
|The local Radisson in Edinburgh|
|Funny place names|
|Gretna Green, Scotland|
|Last House In Scotland|
|Luckily we didn't have to pay a toll.|
|The last house is also the first house if you're driving the other way.|
|Wordsworth's grave, Grasmere|
|A dry stone wall|
|The sheep are literally everywhere.|
|Purple flowers growing out of a wall at Ruthin Castle|
|Receiving a benediction from Ian McKlellan|
|The room in which William Shakespeare was born|
|Coolest tree fort ever.|
|Mars bar as a beverage? Starburst as a beverage? Those Brits...|
|The ancient bathhouse, Bath, England|
|Watch out I might push it over!|
|One final feast|
Now, I just need to find out where I can buy Pimm's and clotted cream in the U.S. Any help would be very much welcome.
Until then, Cheerio!