Even though the weather report threatened rain last night, it was sunny and bright until after dinner this evening.
After our two-train trip (Stratford does not directly connect to many locations), we set off into Oxford to explore campus and get to know a little more about C.S. Lewis.
|Used in Harry Potter--for realz.|
|The cross was actually cut from the bottom of the altar.|
We waited in line and fought our way to a back corner table. The place was very cozy and I could almost imagine the Inklings (the group Lewis and Tolkien met with there) gathered around a table with pints.
After lunch, we went back to Magdalen (pronounced maudlin) to explore. The man at the desk gave us a student discount (neither of us were smart enough to bring our ID cards with us) and a pamphlet to guide us.
The college was gorgeous and very well manicured. It was also fun to see students passing by or relaxing on the lawn. We were tempted to rent a punt on the river, but decided we weren't quite prepared for it (mentally or otherwise).
We walked back through town to the train station. Back in Stratford, we dropped off our things in the hotel and were off for dinner. All this pub food left us wanting something different and we settled on Indian food, thanks to a recommendation by Mr. Steves.
|So much food!|
|The Royal Shakespeare Company theatre.|
It's time for London!