THURSDAY THE 14TH: BRISTOL TO COTSWOLD , OXFORD THEN BUFORD

THURSDAY TO THE COTSWOLDS to Oxford and Burford.
    This morning we left Bristol and traveled through the Cotswolds stopping in Castle Combe then Bilbury…not sure which photos are which.

 and Bilbury with “Arlington Row”  to take pictures before visiting Oxford.

ENTERING OXFORD

HOME OF THE CHINA BURGER…ANCIENT RECIPE UPDATED

FAMILY RUN

I took off to have a China burger as soon as we arrived.  The recipe dates back to 1037 BC .  The take out “Taste of China” was family run and very popular with the students in Oxford.  I sat with Tina, an Oriental young lady who grew up in Toronto and was hear for one year attending school.  Final exams take place this week then lots of students will be returning home. 

Almost 15% of all the Parliament of Britain are Oxford Grads.  Kenny and I were hanging together and exploring when we ran into Linda and Regina.  Linda, a Cornell Grad, grew up in Albany and lived in NYC most of her life but now is retired in Ft Lauderdale, has been to Oxford 8 times for classes in July and living in the dorms for a week.  We followed her to the campus and she got us into the Dining Room and Chapel for free and in front of everyone in line.  Smooth talker and knew some of the attendants that ran the tours. 

THE DEAN WAS INSPIRED WATCHING HIS DAUGHTER PLAY HERE IN THE GARDENS…SO WROTE ALICE AND WONDERLAND

We had a great day and will tour the Cotswold again tomorrow. 

I had a wonderful Salmon Hollandaise with Asparagus,some wine at the bar with Carolyn from Boston that just joined the tour today and a retired man from Reno that is with his wife but can’t remember his name. They retired in Casa Grande but didn’t care for it so moved to Reno. Our Highway Inn was built in 1470!!!!!!  I stayed in the Penthouse.

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