Oxford! It was rainy and COLD hence how terrible I look in most of these. Keep that in mind. It took us 2 hours to get to the Cotswolds where it was raining and icky. Not worth the time that could have been spent in Oxford, in my opinion. Anyway, I managed to get a few photos.
Finally, we headed to Oxford. Melissa and I escaped the group and headed straight for The Eagle and Child, as frequented by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien ❤ Their discussions about literature and life there contributed to the final forms of the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. Umm, a perfect Lindsey place to be.
In the gift shop, I finally bought the English version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and got it stamped with the Christ’s Church College crest. So, so special. Then we walked around a bit while the skies held out a bit with the rain.
We also did some good shopping and did a quick Starbucks run (Tried the Gingerbread latte. Verdict: nay. Will order vanilla chais from now on and forever). The sun went down at 4:30 and it was pitch black by five! So we headed home. Oxford was a lot less magical than I expected it to be, but one cannot expect a miracle through wind and rain and semi-darkness. Maybe someday I will return.