I hate that I haven't been able to update this more, but, as we knew it would be, this thing has pretty much been go, go go. But I don't think any of us have minded. I think it's safe to say we're all having the most amazing time.
Monday we toured Peterborough Cathedral (built in a 100+ year span between the 1100s and the 1200s) and then later that night gave our first presentation to a Rotary club. Tuesday we traveled to Leicester, where we've been ever since.
We started our Leicester experience with a luncheon Rotary meeting that involved a tour of Norman & Underwood (a lead and glass works company) that allowed us to have a go at welding (which Joe excelled at) and glass cutting. Quite interesting. We gave our presentation for a second time at this meeting.
We spent Tuesday night, our first night in Leicester with our respective host families, getting acquainted with them and with the area. It's a lovely, lovely area. Then on Wednesday we visited Foxton Locks -- canal locks and gates system -- and had a delightful lunch at a pub there. Colette and I explored Leicester the rest of the day.
Then last night, Eric and his host and me and my hosts gathered at the Wheatsheaf Inn, a wonderful little pub in my hosts' village. I had fish and chips for the first time across the pond! SO, SO good.
Today lent itself to a visit with Leicester's Lord Mayor (sounds important, doesn't it?) and a separation of ways to do some other various activities.