Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Windsor in the Rain

We arrived here in London this morning at about 11:35 AM, got to our Heathrow area hotel by about 2:30 and after checking in, promptly headed to Windsor Castle, the Royal Family's weekend retreat, the oldest and largest castle in Englnad. Despite the drizzle we were able to tour several places in the castle, including St. George's Chapel and Queen Mary's doll house and several of the state rooms. Unfortunately we couldn't take pictures inside.

St. George's Chapel, initiated in 1475 & completed in 1528.

We had a nice dinner at The Royal Oak, a little English Pub, English beer, beef & ale pies, and fishcakes. We walked around the village for a bit after dinner and headed back here - we are all trying to stay awake a little bit longer so we can sleep through the night. Tomorrow we head into London proper.


cindy said...

Hi Jackie, Lowell, Dan and Mick,
Thanks for the post.I thought of you at 6 this morning thinking you should be arriving. I love the flowers in the picture of the Royal Oak - they are beautiful! I think the rainy weather is fairly typical of that city. Enjoy your day in London -
Color me green... :)

Jen said...

HI Mom and Dad,
Sorry we missed your call yesterday. It looks like fun (despite the rain)! Talk to you soon!