The bunting from the Olympics was still all over the place, so it lent an even more idyllic atmosphere to a day that felt like we were away on holiday. First stop? The city museum! It was free and full of all sorts of odds and ends to explore...
|...including this fun bollard!|
|Ethan explores history by touching a Viking tombstone.|
|I think maybe he loves himself a bit too much...|
|My lovely little newsies.|
|Just, you know, hanging out in an Edwardian apothecary's. As we do.|
|like the inside of an overturned ship|
|good old medieval floor tiles|
|the flooded crypt made for a fun photo|
After the Cathedral, we made our way off to the Great Hall and the Round Table. Yes. That Round Table. As in Arthur, Bedevere, Launcelot, Gawain, Galahad, Tristram, Kay, and all the rest. Of course, the Tudor rose in the middle suggests it was made a bit late for Arthur to have pulled up a chair...
|Also, we unleashed the Attack Baby in the gardens.|
We tried heading up to the military museums to be huge nerds and channel our inner Sean Bean (as Richard Sharpe) whilst in the Rifles museum. Turns out we'd just missed last entry by about 4 minutes, so when I bring Victoria (take note, please, Midget) we'll come back here and do a full re-con for the Husband. We did, however, have lots of fun watching Ethan learn to drop rocks in the fountains for a while.
Then, it was back to the car and down the M3 for a drive home to some lovely mac & cheese for dinner. For what was basically a micro-mini holiday, Winchester was well worth the drive and its sites were well worth the cost. Some spectacular summer weather helped in no small measure, as well. Until our next adventure!