During the progress of the meeting, Millet and Nancy asked if I would like to accompany them for a few days afterward. They had planned a number of sights to see. My plans were, well, vague at best. I had no itinerary or reservations made and had planned to rent a car and just drive willy nilly about the countryside, finding places to stay as I went. After they insisted, I gave in and agreed to accompany them for part of their trip.
Leaving Cambridge, our first planned stop was Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-
Leaving Blenheim Palace, we headed up the A44, then the A436 to the town with the charming name of Stow-
I must say that I was somewhat taken aback when we checked in and I found that the daily rate of the very upscale Lords of the Manor was about 3-
The next morning I was treated to something entirely new -
After breakfast, we headed out for a driving tour of the area which I found out to be the Cotswolds. (Wold is an English term for a hilly or rolling region. Thus, Stow-
Our immediate destination was the highest point in the Cotswold appropriately named Cleeve Cloud. While most of Cotswold hills crest at 600 to 700 feet, Cleeve Cloud, near Cheltenhan, reaches 1,083 feet. The limestone found throughout the Cotswolds makes an excellent building stone.
Leaving Cleeve Cloud, we made our way to the small town of Broadway. Broadway is what I would call a tourist town. Think Stratford upon Avon meets Gatlinburg. The main Street is lined with shops -