Reflecting on the many things we have to be thankful for, a few very important ones come to mind on this American holiday.
We are thankful for
- God's grace in our lives.
- Each other.
- Our healthy, wonderful son
- Z's job
- Our flat
- Our good friends back in the States
- Grocery delivery (seriously a great perk)
- Our long-term rental car (and all the things we've been able to haul)
- Family we will miss seeing over the holidays
- Travel opportunities we have by living in England
Over the last couple of weeks we have managed to take some day trips to a couple different towns.
We made our way to Chipping Campden , a town built on the old wool wealth money. Apparently, sheep is where it was at, back in the 1600s. We enjoyed our first family English pub meal: The Eight Bells Inn provided a very tasty repose from our sight-seeing. Complete with pokey halls, random steps, and exposed wood beams on low ceilings. It was pleasantly warm, dry, and inviting.
|Eight Bells Pub|
|St. James Church|
|Walkway along the Alms Houses Still home to|
Pensioners in Chipping Campden
We also spent a lovely day in Bath, home to ancient Roman Baths and beautiful buildings. A very posh town it still is today.
|The Bath Abbey founded in 1499|
|Ancient Roman Baths, still filled with natural hot springs water|
|Lovely Courtyard where we had some very dry pasties.|
C was very disappointed to find they were, in fact, not hamburgers.
|A very happy C who finally got his hamburger.|
Wishing you many blessings this Thanksgiving Day. Which is, of course, not observed here in England. :)