Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Day 7 - Robin from the Hood.

Now, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but Nottingham is not exactly what I thought it would be. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that we had just been in Edinburgh or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Robin Hood isn't actually real.  Oh well, the people were very friendly, and we did get to eat at the oldest inn in all of England, built in 1189AD. 

Ye Ole Trip to Jerusalem is the name of the inn/restaurant.  The word "trip" used to mean "a rest on a long journey," and the crusaders used to stop at this inn on their way to Jerusalem. Again, it was built in 1189AD.  That is amazing.

That's us.

Nottingham was our "olde trip to Londontown." We were really just passing through - we left after lunch and headed to London.  This was a much shorter drive - only about 3 hours.  We arrived London and met our sweet couchsurfing.com host, James.  James was awesome!  He had the best advice and travel guides for us.  We visited with him for a while that evening and then he walked us to the train station so we would have a good idea about where we were and the route we would take the next morning.  He lives in Harrow on the Hill, a northwest burough of London and home of the prestigious Harrow School.  Winston Churchill graduated from the Harrow School.  Yes, that Winston Churchill.  The school pretty much owns the entire burough, and all the boys live in dorms/homes up on the hill and they wear little straw hats. It almost didn't look real.  

This is the headmaster's house. 

Our first stop that evening was Abbey Road.

Abbey Studios.

We couldn't resist.

From there we went on to Picadilly Circus, where we enjoyed the lights and had a wonderful meal! 

We played with the flash on the camera while we were waiting on our food.

Food's here. :) Wow. Quite the platter of goodness.

Robin's Hood, London's lights, and a BBQ platter. Day 7.

1 comment:

  1. I must say, I am in awe of the Abbey Road pics. I think this makes me feel like I actually got mothering right.