Thursday, October 20

Day 1 A Castle And Crying.

That was the longest flight I have ever been on. 7.5 hours is a long time to sit in a seat that would be too small for a toddler, but with my sheer excitement and mental and (obvious physical superior ability) I toughed it out.  When we landed Sam picked us up and immediately the adventure began. We had to pay for our parking ticket and some woman came up to us and tried to steal our parking ticket and Sam's money. She was argumentative, and rather threatening. I was a little scared. I just wanted to get into the car so I could rest and uncross my eyes from the lack of sleep Once we avoided the near stabbing and paid for the parking ticket found the car, we began the day.


The amazement of the day began 10 minutes before we landed actually. While we circled over the landing strip on our decent, I saw it. I saw an actual castle. Clear as day, there it was in all it's glory. It absolutely took my breath away.  I was a little unprepared for the reaction I would have. It probably was compounded by the fact I had not slept, but I bawled. It was wonderful! I saw a castle!!!!


So, like with all my adventures, it's better explained in pictures. 




The country roads are magnificent! They are small, and I was panicked deer would jump out and we would hit them, not to mention the fact I was sitting in the drivers seats and there was no steering wheel in front of me (but we will discuss that another time).Small, green,lush and breathtaking!

Hever Castle. It was sensational. I cried while I walked through the 700 year old halls. I loved looking at all the old pictures and furniture. Bedrooms, kitchen, gardens. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. And I am informed this is a small castle...ooh my! Sadly pictures were not permitted inside, but I assure you it was impressive.

Yup, even had a mote!

Go to London England
-Go to a castle
checked off my bucket list on day one!

on the walk up to the Castle you passed a section of the garden where  there were these trees that were sculpted into animals and different shapes. Its is called Topiary. There were about 10, but the pig was my favorite.

Also on the grounds there was a maze made out of shrubs. This one  is for little kids, the adult one ripped my lulu sweater, but I forgave it because of its sheer awesomeness!

Us walking through the maze!



What a glorious start to the trip, I am in love!
Today: 

I am grateful I did not get air sick!

I am grateful for history and for how it makes me feel.

I am grateful for the second half of this day!!!

J




5 comments:

TheRealSlimKatie said...

Wow!! I knew this trip would be amazing!! ♥

The Kids said...

We love you Mom!

Gabe- Can you bring back a rock for me?
Seth- Have a good trip!
Ethan- Nice pics!
Nora- Thank you mom!

Love the kids.

Amy said...

Love it!!!!

Tanya said...

Great photo's. Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

If you run into Jude Law, will you please send him to my dating profile?