Visiting the Roman Baths

Trip Start Oct 08, 2011
Trip End Oct 23, 2011

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Ate lunch at the Ale House & visited the Roman Baths

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We headed off toward Bath this morning shortly after breakfast (again, around 10am).  It was a little over a 2 hour drive.  When we arrived, we drove through town a bit to try and locate the entrance.  As it turns out, the "Baths" (more like an entire spa resort) actually lie under the entire city.  We located a car park, paid our tariff and headed out.  First things first. . . Lunch!  A nice ale and some fish and chips.  Rather a disappointment, as they served skinny "Americanized" fries!  There was a nice piece of fish and my own bottle of malt vinegar! :-)  After "bathing" everything in vinegar, I chowed down!  A nice tall glass of ale complimented the meal nicely (as well as providing a little inner body warmth as the air was quite brisk!).  We attempted to hook up to wi-fi, as we have been without internet and/or cell phone service since we arrived.  It was not to be in the cards for today either.  Apparently the establishment's wi-fi was having difficulty.  We closed down and headed out.  There are very few pictures because visiting the Baths is more of a visual and reading experience.  They provided a recorded device that gave more detailed information as we walked through the underground area.  It was all quiet interesting.  As you'll see in one of my first pictures, the small area that they have actually uncovered and restored is quite small compared to the area that still remains yet fully undiscovered/unrestored.  Trying to see all the areas and still make it back to the car before our "timer" ran out, was quite difficult.  We did, however, make it back without incident.  We decided to head back toward Puddington as we had plans to have dinner with Ryun and Melinda.  We got back to the house, prepared a few things and headed back over to Ryun's.  As it was the last night, I got a few pictures (& a really cute video) of Amber.  She is 5 and her brother Charlie is 11.  I guess I was very enamored by Amber, as I forgot to take pictures of anyone else. duh!!  Tomorrow we head back to Patricia's.
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