Our friends invited us to spend the day with them in Oxford. We got up at 5:45 to leave the flat at 6:15 to take a 7:00 bus to Oxford. Yikes! And then there was no 7:00 bus because it's a bank holiday. 👌 Awesome.
Once we got to Oxford and met our good friends all was well. The town is beautiful. It reminds me so much of what Cambridge was like when I was a student. Stone walls, towering chapels, quaint shops, old bridges and punting.
Next we ventured to Blenheim Palace, where Churchill was born. What a spectacular site!
We took a "buggy tour" around the grounds along the river and heard sordid tales about the duke and his ignominious youth.
Here's the famous "Whomping Willow" from Harry Potter. And the lake that runs under the bridge:
Then we spent some time strolling the spectacular gardens.
We hugged our friends goodbye and made it back to Oxford just in time to catch our bus back to London.