Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
18Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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Where I stayed
The Gilbert's House
Tuesday we arrived and I got my first sneak peek of Bath before having an amazing home cooked meal and some bubbly with Julia and her family. Wednesday, Julia and I wandered around downtown Bath doing a little window shopping, trying on British wedding hats and other shenanigans. In the afternoon we did a free walking tour of Bath that is given by the citizens, which was a great way to get to know their city. Then it started to hail on us, so we ran! In the evening I was introduced to my first English pub. When you order wine here, they ask if you want a small glass or a large glass. Of course I wanted a large glass, and large it was. Julia’s parents have a tight circle of “Royal Crescent” friends, who were enjoying dinner at the same pub, so they joined us and then a bottle of wine quickly arrived. They were splendid people! In fact, tomorrow I hope to “pop by” and meet their fluffy cat, Alfie. Apparently he’s never met an American before and I get to be the first. It's an honor, really.
Wednesday was more of the same. We checked out an old Georgian garden, wandered the city, did a bit of grocery shopping, teas, coffees, and historical facts. We headed back to the pub in the evening to meet the Royal Crescent crew and dine on fish and chips. I was surprised by how much these particular British know about the Alamo.
Friday... the Roman Baths. And I tried marmite. That was enough for one day!