We’re learning so much while here in England. Lesson one) don’t take the hotel room directly above the hotel front door, because loud drunk people will be exiting it from about 2a – 4a each night and they’ll wake you up. Lesson two) driving on the other side of the road is harder than it looks. And can be scary for your passenger. Lesson three) the Romans were brilliant folks and they not only knew how to build great buildings 2000 years ago, but they knew how to have a great bathing party while getting cleaned up.
Yesterday we ventured down the road about 20 miles to Bath. A couple thousand years ago it was called something else, but these days they just go the easy route, since there are natural hot springs there that allow for amazing bath houses. The Romans built one (along with a temple) around 40AD and today they’ve built a museum on top of the ruins to showcase it. There was so much history there. The Hubbs and I spent over two hours learning all about it before heading for fish and chips after.
We walked around to see some additional specific architecture before heading back to the hotel to get cleaned up and meet some friends for dinner. On the way home we were talking about how words,used in The Queen’s English can have such different meanings from ours. Little did we know we’d get a great example of this over dinner (see menu photo to see if you can pick out what I’m referring to).
I love being exposed to new places that are teeming with history in every street corner and Bristol and Bath haven’t disappointed. On to London today. Still waiting in my invite from The Queen for tea. More pics tomorrow. And you’re welcome.