Our Honeymoon in Great Britain
Windsor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Hadrian's Wall, and Lanercost England: September 23 - 25, 2000
Windsor Castle, west of London
We flew in through the night and arrived in London at 8:30 am. We rented a car and drove to Windsor where we had planned our first day of the trip.
Michael acting like a tourist...taking many pictures.
Monty's on the Thames in Eton
Crossing the Thames, you leave Warwick and enter Eton. Michael and I ate sitting outside on the balcony enjoying a very cool evening on the river. Especially when we had just left Texas' 100+ temperatures for over 60 days straight.
Sitting above the Thames River
Sitting here waiting for supper...very tired after flying through the night. Looking forward to a good nights sleep!
Windsor Castle across the Thames River
Looking across the river at Windsor Castle all lit up at night.
Driving back to the hotel outside of Windsor
Only those that do not drive on the right side of the car will understand the memories of driving in Great Britain! For myself...riding on the left side.
Shakespeare's birthplace and home in Stratford-upon-Avon
Day two and we headed to Stratford-upon-Avon by way of the Cotswolds. As a lover of Shakespeare I had always dreamt of visiting his old stomping grounds.
After leaving Shakespeare's birthplace and visiting the church where he was buried we headed for lunch. Right downtown, set up very quaintly, was a Mickey D's! If you look right in the center of the picture you will see the golden arches.
Anne Hathaway's Home in Stratford-upon-Avon
A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon would not be complete without visiting the home of Shakespeare's wife...Anne Hathaway.
Day three and we are on our way to Scotland. We have driven up the west side of England and are now visiting Hadrian's Wall that was built when Britain was rulled by the Romans.
Birdoswald Roman Fort at Hadrian's Wall
Birdoswald Roman Fort was located in the area we had to drive to to see the existing parts of Hadrian's Wall.
Just a view of the countryside while driving to Scotland.
Driving along we came across the Lanercost Priory built around 1166.
Michael at the bottom of the bridge next to the car. This bridge was built in 1724. It crosses the river near the Lanercost Priory.
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