Saturday, November 06, 2004

England Trip Notes - 10/19/2004

I woke up about 11:00 today, so marking the start of a very lazy day. We laid around the resort all morning, and finally decided to shower and get moving around 12:30.

We went to Oakham and played with the library computers, then drove to Stamford where we spent the remainder of the afternoon. Stamford is a truly beautiful little town, with a large downtown area blocked to traffic. Since it is all pedestrian traffic, it is a wonderful place to walk and shop. We returned to the little Bible bookstore we had visited last week. I asked the proprietor if he knew whether Cambridge leather bibles could be purchased at Cambridge, and he called Cambridge and came back with a nice printed map showing exactly how to find Cambridge University Press. I hope to find a nice Bible as my souvenir from this trip. We are considering Cambridge for tomorrow's destination. The man in the Bible bookstore is illustrative of what we've seen in these people everywhere we go. They are extremely friendly and down to earth people. They don't seem keen to start a conversation, but will warm right up to you if you start one with them.

We tried to have supper at a really neat looking restaurant in Eppingham (which is a little town between Stamford and Barnsdale), but they do not start serving supper until 7:00. Since it was only 5:30 when we were there, we moved on. We eventually had dinner at the Brassiere Restaurant at the lodge. Beth had a good looking chicken pie, and I had some sort of pasta.

The day ended in front of the TV, again desperately searching for something to watch.

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