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... exciting when I got a call from Anne at Corpus around 10AM. She had a Corpus student with her who was having stomach pain but she couldn't get a doctor's appointment because the local surgery was all booked up. Anne was concerned that the girl's symptoms might be similar to the appendicitis boy, even though I feel like it would take a colossal freak of nature planetary alignment for us to have two kids with appendicitis within 24 hours of each other. ...
... afternoon tea for us so we began a slow walk around the streets looking at the Cotswold Stone architecture. We climbed St. Martin's Tower at Carfax and had a panoramic view of the city from the center of town. It still has the feel of a medieval town, (except for the McDonalds) with narrow fronted little pubs, book shops and academic regalia shops crowded together. Colleges abound in Oxford and the walled exteriors with large wooden ...
Breakfast in the Keble College Great Hall was quite an experience - it felt like being in Hogwarts, with three enormous long tables set for hundreds of diners (we have worked out about 450.) Two of the tables were set aside for the resident conference, which consists of a lot of people in business suits being chivvied about by fierce women in even sharper suits - you see them being herded into their conference venue at about 8:30 and only being allowed out for a quick coffee at about ...
Jerry suggested a twilight stroll along the canal towpath, barge after barge tied up for the night, some homey (cats and flower bloxes), some not so (newspaper over the windows).
I love Oxford--the pace, the music pouring out of university buildings (Beethoven's Third Symphony yesterday, in rehearsal), the traditions (people flapping around in short academic gowns like Harry Potter)
Today we're being collected at 11 am at the ...
... at the other end just in case and just as well.
Continuing my tour of the cutest homes in Britain, I was delighted to step into their fairytale cottage, an image only enhanced by the incongruity of the very low ceilings and the very tall inhabitants. Megan had already prepared a delicious meal that was not too hot, not too cold but just right!
After a good catch up, it was time for we three bears to get a good nights sleep ahead of tomorrows adventure.