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Trip Start Oct 22, 2005
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This Saturday we decided to head out of London and got a bus out to the university town of Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. Arriving early in the morning we were greeted by the rainy weather, but headed down the main road to see Magdalen College. The college buildings are covered in all kinds of gargoyles and old gothic shapes. Wandering around town we saw the old buildings of various colleges such as Queens, Trinity and Christ Church College, where they filmed parts of the Harry Potter movies
On the Sunday we decided it was time to have a bit of fun. We cracked out an old monopoly board, randomly allocated properties to each other, grabbed the trusty pocket London AtoZ map and hit the Tube. We wanted to go to all the places on the Monopoly board, including the Pentonville Prison and all of the four stations. The start of our trip was entertaining as on the crowded Tube (the Tube is very busy during the week with people working, but on the weekend it's packed with tourists, drunks and people heading to the airports) Megs almost completed a backflip. One of the tourists had placed their knee high bags right behind her and when the train suddenly braked Megan found her legs being taken out from beneath her. Maps went flying, arms went grasping but luckily Rick saw Megan's acrobatic attempts and grabbed her before she fell over
Our first stop was Old Kent Road where the obligatory photo of the street was taken. We then kicked on visiting all the places listed on the monopoly board including Mayfair with all the ritzy hotels.
If you ever want to do a Monopoly Pub Crawl (we did the crawl without the pubs as drinking 26 pints at each pub would be a mean feat) in London check out this webpage.
PS. Happy 60th Birthday Dad!