Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Stonehenge, one the the world's unsolved mysteries.  I find this place fascinating, mysterious, and slightly unsettling.  It's very awe inspiring to be in the stones' presence, their construction and resilience is amazing.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blenheim Palace

Our day in Oxford had a Sir Winston Churchill theme.  Our first stop of the day was to pay respects at Churchill's grave.  It's surprising how humble and unpretentious his final resting place is, if you ever want to visit his grave yourself, the sign pictured above is the only marker or sign directing visitors to the cemetery.

Then we drove to the gorgeous Blenheim Palace.  This estate is famous for many reasons, the most well known reason is it being the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.  However, while it's his birthplace, Churchill's immediate family never lived in the palace.  Churchill's mother was attending a party at Blenheim Palace when she went into labor, she was escorted to a guest room where she gave birth to her well known son.

As you can see, Blenheim is absolutely stunning, and lavishly decorated.

After a tour of a few of the interior rooms, it was time for lunch!  We enjoyed our lovely lunch over looking one section of the expansive gardens.

We had a little extra time to stroll through some of the themed gardens, here is the Italian Garden.

Next, we found the lush, Secret Garden.

We saved the best for last, the Rose Garden