April 8, 2008

farewell fair oxford...

in honor of my last evening in england, i thought i'd share a few pictures of my oxford adventures. it's been a pretty laid back trip which i've really enjoyed. since i've been here before, i didn't have to go full force the whole time trying to visit all the 'must see' sites. i still saw some fun things, but it was great to ride bikes to the store, make dinner, go to church and just feel a bit like a local.

i was on my own for awhile yesterday and today while jackie had some meetings and i had some interesting adventures. both days i went bike riding on some paths and ended up with some serious mud issues. i wish someone had been following me with a video camera...it would have made for some laughs. other than that, i just enjoyed the city and the countryside and treated myself to a lunch of bangers and mash (sausages on a pile of mashed potatoes...it is my favorite english dish). and on a non-'english' note, i learned how to make homemade onion rings tonight. it was our turn to cook for food group at the house and we made a good old american meal...cheeseburgers, onion rings and cokes. delish.

and now for the photo tour...

the grave of c.s. lewis

me and the spires of oxford

punts for hire on the river cherwell

beautiful port meadow
(my bike ride here today just may have been the trip highlight)

the jackie and shelly farewell photo

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