Sunday, September 21, 2008

Becoming more English every day

I think our team of five Americans is becoming a little more English with every passing day! Saturday we went on a heritage walk around Market Deeping, which was really informative and allowed us to walk through streets of beautiful homes and buildings and churches. Then in the afternoon we toured Burghley House in Lincolnshire, which was built as a part-time home-away-from-home for Queen Elizabeth I -- wow!!!

Then last night the group all converged on Colette's hosts, Mike and Val, for a dinner of fish and chips. YUM. We dined on tasty fish, chips with vinegar and mushy peas. Yes, mushy peas. :) After we'd eaten ourselves silly, we headed to The Goat, a local pub for a bit. Colette and I tried to be daring in our first round of lagers, trying one called Bitter and Twisted -- a bit TOO bitter for us, I must say. Then I settled on Stella Artois, which was quite nice. I think a good time was had by all during our evening at The Goat.

Today we've got to put our game faces on for a US vs. UK game of croquet! Wish us luck!

1 comment:

Penny said...

Great pictures. Thank you for taking time to post as it looks like you are very busy. Please keep in mind suggestions for future teams.