Did you know that Cotswolds translates to "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides"?
I couldn't have described this part of the countryside better!
See, just as quickly as we arrived in the one light town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds, we had to leave again!
Best to enjoy every minute you have then, yes?
After a hearty English breakfast with the best French pressed coffee (Brits sure know how to make a mean cup of joe!), Peter picked us up and we began the drive to Bath.
I must say, having a private driver at your beck and call really is the way to travel. Not only is he extremely flexible with stopping wherever we need, but he's incredibly knowledgable about the country, offering tidbits about the history of the area that we otherwise wouldn't have known about.
Anyhow, our main stop for the drive was in the lovely town of Bibury, where we explored the area and treated ourselves to farmhouse made honeycomb ice cream. Hey, we're on vacation!
We eventually arrived in the familiar city of Bath, a beautiful and quaint city indeed.
Whilst it was lovely to explore, it was also blazing hot, and I most certainly sweat a few tons. But as one kind lady put it, I "Carried it very well." Well thank you!
At the end of the evening, after dining at the French restaurant Pierre, we visited the fairly empty Roman Baths, which were truly something magnificent.
Imagining the city of Bath being invaded by the Romans in 43 AD, building these spectacular baths in honor of Minerva, the goddess of healing and wisdom. It leaves you in awe at how old and historic the rest of the world is.
And right before bed, there was a bath. Because when in Bath....
What a change from city living!
Our stop in Bibury...
Not only am I a tree hugger, but I also enjoy being hugged by trees!
And the flowers! Such splendor.
And finally, our arrival into Bath and the scenic Crescent....
See those windows on the far far left? Yeah, we had coffee there...
I'm telling you, evenings are the best time to explore! Hardly any people...
Seriously debating whether or not to take a bath, right here, right now.
For tonight's stay: Gray's Bed and Breakfast.
Not a shabby place to be, eh?