Monday, April 16, 2012
Wow, Bath was amazing! What a beautiful city. We stayed in a flat in the Royal Crescent, which is basically the best place you can stay in Bath and it was the most desired location for the Regency era folk to stay at the time as well. If you're at all into Jane Austen like me, you'll recognize it from the movies. Two of Austen's novels took place in Bath (Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, I'd recommend reading Northanger as I enjoyed it much more than Persuasion if you're only going to read one!) We also took a side trip to Oxford and then on to Blenhiem Palace, the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough and home of the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The last photo is from the Pump Room, and it's the fountain from which you can drink the famous Bath Water. It tasted a little like blood if you ask me, very mineraly. Also, it was quite warm as the spring is naturally hot. My Aunt and Cousin came from America to stay in Bath for two weeks and it was with them that we stayed, and we were so grateful that they gave us this opportunity to join them! We also visited a little Avian Center in Burton-on-the-water, which was really fun for Lani and Me (in case you didn't know this, I LOVE birds). This was also our first time travelling by plane with Lani and overall it wasn't too bad. To be fair though, the flight from Edinburgh to Bristol was only 55 minutes! She cried a little on the way home, mostly due to the fact that it was nearing midnight and she was still awake! All in all, it was fantastic and I'd love to go again someday when she's a little older.