Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Road trip has began!

Up and away from Virginia's just after 9. 
We managed to negotiate our way onto the M20, then to M40 which took us through, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and finally Warwickshire. 
Our first port of call for the day after near on 3 hours was Burford. We were very lucky getting a car park on the Main Street and judging by all the traffic which continued through the town the whole time we were there, we were extremely lucky. 
Burford is one of those picture postcard villages in the Cotswolds. It was selected as a stop, due to Cook family tree originating from this area. We spent a lovely few hours wandering around the town, having lunch in a lovely little bakery which had been in existence since 1870.
From Burford we travelled a few more miles to Bourton on the Water. Again luck was with us and got a park on the Main Street. We became one of the many tourists wandering around the town, taking in the sights and shopping along the way. There was a novel Christmas tree which was in the middle of the stream running though the town. Again a better looking tree than the one in Trafalgar Square.
Had forgotten how beautiful the Cotswolds stone is, makes the villages look so beautiful and inviting.

Afternoon tea stop was in the car with coffee and a Lardy cake. This pastry/cake was the size of a lunch plate so certainly one to share.

From here we headed to our stop for the next couple of nights Stratford upon Avon. Found our B&B without a hitch. Received a very friendly welcome. Our bedroom is downstairs and right next to the breakfast room. 

The town is only about a 15 minute walk from the B&B, which will be handy for our endeavours tomorrow. After getting settled, we walked to Morrisons getting our dinner. 

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