The Kings Arms Hotel and Restaurant
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Today we are going to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. John Churchhill, 1st Earl of Marlborough, began building Blenheim Palace in the early 1700s. He was given the property by Queen Anne because of his successful victory defending Holland from the French in 1704.
His wife, Sarah Churchill was a close friend of Queen Anne's for many years. However, she did not always treat the Queen with respect, and finally Queen Anne had enough. Both Sarah ...
... back, we took a detour to see the Oxford Canal and "Old Bookbinders", yet another of Morse's favourite pubs, located in a district called Jericho. After lunch, we took the bus to Woodstock and have settled into the Buttery Inn, a 17th Century building constructed of Cotswold stone.
So here we sit in our 17th Century bedroom, each of us with a space age tablet in hand. She with the I Pad, he with ...
... like there is something I should be doing, or someone I should be calling. But I guess I should also take my sleep while I can get it. The faculty members arrive tomorrow, and things really start to pick up once they arrive. So maybe an early night tonight is a good thing. Of course the sun isn't even close to set yet, and I can't sleep if it isn't dark. I'll just start with brushing my teeth and see how things go from there.
Good night all! Love ...
... were no girls, but then we came back and listened outside the door until we heard a giggle, then Larry busted in with a "Where is she?" Two girls hiding the bathroom. Bam. Got you, sucka. The girls came out looking quite ashamed of themselves, and concerned about impending punishment. Larry asked them why they were there after curfew, and the girls replied that they'd watched a scary movie and just wanted some soothing time ...
... made a noise that made him think there was a mouse nearby and suddenly, his talons gripped really tightly! Gary's face
said it all! He could feel his talons through the glove!
After this it was the hour long flying display with some of the other birds - Thumper gave over and made us laugh at how clumsy (but cute) he was walking on the ground, a Burrowing Owl came out, who just loved getting back in his 'burrow' (a small cat-carry ...