|The outer shell is much bigger than the habitable rooms.|
|The flowers of Nymans|
|A (failed) croquet lesson.|
|Just a casual garden stroll.|
|Working on our lock picking skills.|
Leith Hill Tower is, ostensibly, pretty cool. It's the highest point in the South East. On a clear day you can look to the south and see the Channel, or look north and pick out London's biggest landmarks. Even on a day as overcast as yesterday, the Husband and I managed to pick out the gerkin and the shard over in the City.
Alas, as evidenced by E's need to practise his lock picking, we arrived just after the building had been closed for the day. The website didn't really make it clear that while this time of the year is when the Tower is open until 5pm, that's only Friday through Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it shuts its doors at 4pm. Oops. In any event, it was still a nice end to our day out, and now we have another cool place to take family when they come to visit.
All in all, it was a lovely day sightseeing and driving through the Surrey countryside. We spotted a few other neat villages and sites along the way as well, so a return trip is definitely in the cards for the future. Anybody else getting to take some fun little trips lately? Anyone else with a toddler who tries to kiss the inside of an animal's nose? No? Just me, then.
|This pretty much sums up his feelings about the whole day out.|