began our journey in Oxford...
adventure began with a bus trip to Oxford and locating our B&B
which would be our base for the entire trip. We purposely rented
a room with three beds so as to really get to know each other
all over again. It was like the dorm room we never had in college.
The B&B that we
chose in Oxford was Green Gables on Abingdon Road. Their
rate was $US42.00 per person which included a full English Breakfast
( bacon, eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomato, toast and cereal)
-- certainly plenty of good solid food to get us started in
the morning. The room was small (only because we insisted on
the three beds), but it was clean and the hosts were very nice.
If other Journeywoman would like to stay here as well, they
can contact Parvesh Bhella. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just down the
street from Green Gables was a pub called The Duke
of Monmoth which served delicious and reasonable sizzling
platters as well as other light snacks of soups and sandwiches.
We liked it so much we went back three times!
Oxford is a wonderful
city. We spent several days just walking about looking at the
grand historic buildings, the world-famous universities and
the parks. The botanical gardens were a pleasure to explore
The Thames River
(called the Isis in Oxford) has tow paths along each side for
walking or biking. Each morning I took off by myself for about
an hour and strolled along the river. It was idyllic -- watching
the student skulling teams as the morning fog rose above the
spires of the universities, walking through Christ Church Meadows,
or just enjoying the quiet of the morning before the hustle
and bustle of the day began. I
We spent several
days touring the areas near Oxford as well. We found a tour
company called Cotswolds Roaming which has mini vans
servicing small groups of tourists. What a convenient, easy
way to travel! For about �28 -�32 a day, per person, they picked
us up at Green Gables B&B each morning and returned us
right to our door each night. Their guides took us to all the
must-see spots the travel books recommended -- Blenheim Palace,
The South Cotswolds, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon.
We just sat back, left the driving to them and enjoyed it all.
Contact for Cotswolds Roaming is tel: 01865 250640.