Macdonald Bear Hotel
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... were there visiting. Winston, too, went on to win victory in a rather differently fought war, but one that nonetheless helped keep us all from speaking German.
The house and grounds are truly magnificent, and worth the visit. Unfortunatly is was a showery day, which somewhat limited my tolerance for walking through the grounds.
After leaving Blenheim, I drove another couple of hours to reach Bath. More on that later.
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... of British Servicemen that died.
Overcast and drizzling today, we walked up to the palace and will share some of those impressions here.
Blenheim Palace (pronounced "Blen-im") is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and is the residence of the dukes of Marlborough. It is the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. It was built between 1705 and circa ...
... cone. Sort of like ice cream, but not exactly, but it was yummy. Good times.
After dinner I walked around for a bit with Ruth, Will, and Erica, and then went back to the Program Office to send one more reminder email to the teachers about their photos. Emma, Tom, Kate, Lauren, and Natalie were there, so we chatted for a bit and then closed up shop. Emma, Tom, and I realized today that one of our free days all match up so we're going to ...
... love me, so it was a nice ego boost. And then the faculty ended the night with a surprise performance of Don't Stop Believin', with Philosophy Will on the piano. The whole crowd joined in, so it was a fun way to end the evening. Then all the faculty stayed and helped clean up the room, and even clean up was fun because we all took turns singing and jamming out on the piano. Good times.
After the show I had to go back ...
Headed off to Blenheim Palace for a lovely morning. Really enjoyed reading Winston Churchill's letters to his Papa from Harrow. Missed Blenheim immensely apparently and always signed off with variations of "your loving son". Took in the magnificent building, gardens and fabulous tour of the house before lunch on the ...