|Such a relief seeing this!|
|Andrew Lloyd Webber's land meets up with Highclere's|
|I liked this one because I got Patricia taking a selfie in the back.|
|It's gorgeous! It doesn't even look real!|
We weren't allowed to take pictures in the castle, but I did sneak a few that I'm not going to post. It was so lovely inside. I kept my eyes out for modern things, though. I saw a hair dryer, some flashlights, some radios and modern magazines. It made me laugh because I feel like that stuff doesn't belong there.
We finished in the castle and decided to go to the tearoom for lunch before exploring the gardens. I got chicken in tomato sauce and veggies. I also got a little cake. I don't think I've specifically posted about it, but I'm paleo, so I can't have gluten (among various other things, but that's the biggest when it comes to traveling.)
|You can't see it because of the melty chocolate, but it's gluten free!|
|It was really good! It was dark chocolate, hazelnut and cranberry. It wasn't something I would normally have tried, but I'm glad I got it.|
|The wildflower garden|
|The castle from the garden|
|The secret garden|
|Our final view of the castle before we headed back to London|
Our taxi driver told us that the ten til trains are all direct, so we called him and headed back to the station to catch a direct train. We got on and our first coach had a broken AC. We moved, napped for a half hour in a cooler coach and then stopped. The train stopped y'all. For an hour, it was stopped less than a mile outside of Paddington in London. The air stopped completely and the breaks couldn't go without air. The train couldn't go forward or backward. Everyone was frustrated and tired and hot.
We finally made it back to London though and headed straight for Piccadilly Circus. We were going to try to get Book of Mormon lottery tickets. We entered, as did 100 other people, and then headed to the M&M museum to look around.
|It was huge! But I couldn't find any dark chocolate M&M's :(|
We finished at M&M world and went to Costa Coffee for some coolers (fruity drinks instead of coffee drinks) then headed back to the theatre to see if we won. We didn't. It was upsetting, but we sucked it up and headed to a 1/2 price booth. Apparently Book of Mormon is sold out until the end of the month. Matilda was also sold out tonight and Top Hat was expensive. Instead, we decided to get dinner and head back to pack for this weekends excursion.