While Lyndon and I were in London, we wanted to take a day trip somewhere on our last full day in England. I threw out some options before our trip like taking the Eurostar to Paris, or taking the train down to the English coastline, but once we got to London, we decided to keep it a little closer to “home”. We stayed with my aunt while in London (my dad has 2 cousins that live in London with their families and I call them my aunts) and one evening, we all met up at a restaurant for a big family dinner. On the way to dinner, we rode with both my aunts. We asked them if Oxford would be a good day trip and while they both like Oxford, they told us that we should go to Cambridge instead. Once we got to the restaurant, we met up with all their kids and their significant others. While their kids are all around my age, I have only met one of them once before in 2012. It was nice to finally meet all my London second cousins (I think technically, that is what they are called). After all the introductions, Lyndon asked for their opinions: Oxford or Cambridge? To my aunts’ surprise, they all picked Oxford. While I’m sure Cambridge is just as lovely, we decided to take my second cousins’ suggestion and head to Oxford… plus honestly, it was a shorter drive from my aunt’s house.
After spending 4 days exploring London, it was nice to get away from the city for a while. We rented a car for the day and made our way up to Oxford. It was an easy drive, well it was for me. Lyndon had to adjust to driving on the other side of the road, while sitting on the other side of the car, while shifting with his left hand all while cramming his tall frame in the small European car. Thanks honey!
Oxford is such a charming town and while we couldn’t go wrong with either Oxford or Cambridge, I enjoyed our relaxing day trip. We spent the morning touring Oxford Castle then had tea at the Macdonald Randolph Hotel, and then spent the afternoon walking around campus and exploring all of Oxford’s different colleges. And as you can see, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this beautiful town!
What about you… Oxford or Cambridge?
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