S: United Kingdom 2011
FC: Aberfeldy. SCOTLAND. Edinburgh Castle. Loch Ness. The Nor Loch. St. Andrews. Sheep. Fish and Chips. Mary King's Close. Urquhart Castle. Stirling Castle. Tartan. Round About. Steak and Kidney Pie. Vauxhall. The Royal Mile. Vrackie Way. Moness Resort. ASK Italian Kitchen. Hairy Coos. Pitlochry. Victoria's. House of Bruar. The Yew Tree. Hard Rock Cafe. Wallace Monument. Cath Kidston. Holyrood Palace. Waverly Station. Birmingham. Robin Hood. STOW-ON-THE-WOLD. Gable Cottage. Chipping Campden. Moreton-on-the-Marsh. Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratford-upon-Avon. Blenheim Palace. Churchill. Oxford University. Rhodes House. Pizza Express. Bodleian Library. Millennium Bridge. LONDON. The British Library. St Paul's Cathedral. Big Ben. House of Lords. London Eye. House of Commons. Covent Garden. Leicester Square. Wicked. Portobello Market. Fleet Street. Tower of London. The Icecreamists. Oxford Street. Harrods. Hamley's Toy Shop. The British Museum. Greenwich. The Tube. Prime Meridian. Royal Observatory. Gourmet Burger Company. Southwark. Buckingham Palace. Westminster Abbey. 202 Bankside.Tower Bridge.
1: Our adventure started the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We took an overnight flight from Newark to Edinburgh, Scotland and hit the ground running! First stop- St. Andrews! | Ready to board! | Yay for vacation! | It took a while to get used to driving on the other side of the road, but Adam did great!
2: St. Andrews | The Old Course
3: St Andrews University | St Andrews Castle | St Andrews Cathedral
4: We were so beat, we headed to the hotel to crash! We stayed in the town of Aberfeldy at Moness Resort | The duck pond | View from our back door at sunrise
5: Our Vauxhall rental car...Yes, that's the driver's side! | Laundry night later in the week
6: Edinburgh | Edinburgh Castle . The Royal Mile . Mary King's Close . The Nor Loch
8: Stirling Castle & The Wallace Monument | Long walk up the hill to the Monument | View from the Monument | William Wallace, a.k.a. Braveheart's sword
9: Dining in Scotland Fish n Chips. Delicious Italian. Hamburgers that don't taste like Hamburgers. Steak & Kidney Pie.
10: Holyrood Palace | The Queen's residence in Scotland.
11: Holyrood Abbey. Mary Queen of Scot's Apartments
12: The Highlands | Loch Ness | Nessie's Wake She eludes yet another photo.
13: Snow on the drive north! | Urquhart Castle
14: A Day in Perthshire
15: The Fortingall Yew Tree is the oldest known tree in Europe. It is estimated to be 5,000 years old! | Wade's Bridge over the Tay River
16: We turned in the rental car and hopped on a train to Birmingham where we rented another Vauxhall and drove down to the Cotswolds. We stayed at a charming cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold. | Steph passed the time with some sewing. Bill was looking for hairy coos. | Adam was behind the wheel again!
17: We were so excited to finally have wi-fi! | The cottage was quite cozy and in a great location!
18: Stratford-Upon-Avon | The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was super cool! | Bill wasn't crazy about our front row balcony seats! | Yummy dinner here
19: Chipping Campden | We had awesome Italian food at ASK in Moreton-on-the-Marsh and loved the chocolate nemesis dessert!
20: Blenheim Palace | Home to the Duke of Marlborough. Birthplace of Winston Churchill
22: OXFORD | Bodleian Library | Radcliffe Camera | View from Carfax Tower
23: Christ Church is one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford | The Christ Church dining hall was the inspiration for the Hogwart's dining hall | Christ Church Cathedral
24: We dropped our rental car off in Oxford and took a train to London. After that, it was all tubes all the time! | We stayed in an apartment at 202 Bankside near the Tate Modern Museum
25: While Steph & Ash attended BSF at Westminster Chapel, Bill & Adam saw all these other cool things! | Westminster Cathedral | Buckingham Palace
26: Ate yummy donuts & ice cream at the Icecreamists | Witnessed a flash mob at Covent Garden | Walked around Leicester Square & visited a 3 story M&M store
27: You haven't seen Bill power walk until you've crossed the Millennium Bridge with him.
28: St Paul's Cathedral | This is the picture Adam was taking in this photo
29: We climbed 1161 steps to the top! Go Steph! | Views from the top
30: Tower of London
31: Tower Bridge
32: The British Museum | Pieces of the Parthenon | The inside | The Rosetta Stone | Adam's bearded brother
33: The toy section at Harrods was amazing with life sized stuffed animals and people made of Legos. | We saw Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and it was GREAT!
36: We spent the afternoon browsing the Portobello Market looking at antiques and more.
37: Those are sewing machines that lined the walls at a store called All Saints | We love Cath Kidston so much we shopped at 4 different stores! | We ate at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen twice because it was so good!
38: Views from the Eye
39: London by Night
40: Outtakes and Silliness | Airport shenanigans | Adam's impersonation of Jack Nicklaus on the Old Course
41: The beard face off | Ash's attempt at a toothless smile | The kneeling sheep