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I’ve discovered that in the U.K., they have AONBs – Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Cotswolds are one of these, so we were excited to visit yesterday.  We started at Stow-on-the -Wold, which is a cute historic town that makes it very easy to picture what life in small town England would have been like hundreds of years ago.

From there we went on a short walk to see some of the natural beauty we’d heard about.  It was lovely, but I don’t think it topped our list of most beautiful places.

Now that the kids had a chance to get their wiggles out, it was time to head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a bit of Shakespearean culture.  Henley Street was a mad house, but we got to see Shakespeare’s birthplace.

As we strolled around town, we also saw where Shakespeare went to school…

And where he was buried.

Add to that a stroll along the River Avon…

A glimpse of the Royal Shakespeare Company…

And quaint side streets, and you have a great afternoon.

Perhaps most exciting, though, for those of us who are Masterchef addicts, was seeing one of Marco’s restaurants!  Woo hoo!

Nom nom nom.


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