English Countryside Day 3

We went on a drive to a little town called Cookham today where we went for a walk by the Thames. Suffice it to say, Oliver the dog was a very happy lad! He ran, he chased, he got chased, he rolled in goose poop. Yup, it was a very good day for him. It was also a very good day for the human variety as well! The weather, as you can see is just glorious! To the point that my arms are burst to a crisp! In England! In April! I guess I should have thought about sunscreen but somehow I seem to accidentally fry myself  the first time the sun comes outafter winter. This white girl should just live in a UV protected bubble.
This Cairn terrorist came out of nowhere…
Sitting on the dock of the bay, er, river…
Gerry, Katharine and myself enjoying the sunshiny day.
This is the village itself. It was so charming and quaint! England is so much like I thought it would be. We sat outside a roadside pub and had a pub lunch, and by pub lunch I mean Strongbow Cider. Mmmm…
Eton College. Very old school. Like, 600 years old. It’s where William and Harry went to school, as well as countless others in their family before them. My friends live about 25 minutes away from here by foot, so we had a lovely stroll to Windsor before dinner. And dinner tonight is something I can check off of my bucket list….Authentic British fish and chips! I even tried the mushy peas! didn’t like them, but brownie points for trying?
Not sure about “Porny School.”Any ideas? Hee
See Windsor Castle in behind the buildings? The Queen lives there, you know. Really. That’s where she hones her special waving technique. And probably gets take out fish and chips from the place we went to across the street from the castle.
 Enjoying a nice pint of Windsor & Eaton Ale. Drink local, I say! (See how red my arm is? OWWW!) After dinner went to a little pub also right across from Windsor Castle (I’m sure it’s the Queens watering hole) and had a couple of glasses of Bitter while listening to this Irish group do some amazing things with a guitar and a mandolin.
I love Britain. To quote Arnold (you know the one, with the muscles and no neck?)” I’ll be back.”



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3 Responses to English Countryside Day 3

  1. Katharine Hamer April 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Great write-up of the day. Oliver is happy to be a celebrity on your blog 🙂

  2. Michele April 9, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    OMG, what a great day you had! The beautiful weather, nice friends, lovely walk through the countryside, and beer. So much beer. I love that you love the beer. You could totally be British.

  3. Andrea April 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Or I could totally be German Michele, and AM! Ha Ha! Beer is a food group to Germans, and I’m just going to go with it! We will drink some, beer, you and I! (:
    Katharine, I already miss Oliver! I was attacking random dogs in the street today!

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