Day 7a: Give my regards…
We’re up to Thursday now… only today and tomorrow before we have to end our English holiday and return home.
Today’s morning and afternoon adventures take us through the beautiful Cotswolds region of the English Midlands. The Cotswolds are to England what the Hill Country west of Austin is to Texas… if you throw in a number of really cool little villages with pubs, shopping, and scenery!!!
Kathy and I toured a number of the Cotswold villages the last time (Broadway, Chipping Campden, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, etc.), but we’ll be concentrating on the first two of that list this time with the kids. So… we make it to Broadway mid-morning and park. It’s another glorious English summer day – although a tad bit hazier than it has been earlier in the week.
So… up and down Broadway’s “High Street” we go!
The individual names were inscribed around the bottom of the memorial.
Since we purposely had a very light breakfast and were planning a later lunch, we stopped for a mid-morning cream tea (tea with scones plus clotted cream and jam!!!) at a great little shop in Broadway… here’s what’s left!!!
The houses, shops, hedges, and gardens are all picturesque… so I “picture-esque” them:
In 2001, I… um… “acquired” a street sign from Broadway. Everywhere in England you can see “No Fouling”, “Please do not allow your dog to foul”, etc. signs… they’re effectively a “if your dog poops, pick it up” reminder!
I loved how polite they were… so… I own one from five years ago.
When we walked past the spot where the sign *USED* to be… I noticed… Wow! The spot was still “sign-less”. I feel only slightly guilty.
… and bid farewell to the village of Broadway. Next up is the famous Broadway Tower and the village of Chipping Campden.