Pulling the Carriage 2007 travel blog

Hever Castle

Hever Castle- drawbridge


Hever Rose Garden

Chartwell House- Home of Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell House from the gardens

Hatfield House

Old Palace at Hatfield- Where Elizabeth I grew up

Glenna, Chris, and Clive as we wait for train into London

Oh No! Look where Glenna is

It's Saturday morning, and we have been going non stop. We toured Hever Castle on Thursday. It was the home of Ann Boleyn before she married Henry VIII. A few miles away was Chartwell House. Sir Winston Churchill's home. The home has hundreds of paintings by Sir Winston, and much war memorabilia. The gardens were beautiful and some pictures will follow when I find a wireless connection.

Yesterday we jumped on the M25 and travelled north and east around the north side of London. Our destination was Hatfield House. Glenna's favourite queen (Elizabeth I ) was living here when she found out she was queen. Glenna had wanted to see the old oak tree that Elizabeth was standing under when she got the news she was queen. Apparently so many people had pulled chuncks off the tree that they had to store it away in the vault in the house. Queen Elizabeth II planted a new oak tree at the spot of the original, but for the tree's protection it isn't marked.

We spent over two hours in a traffic jam on the M25 on the way home. Clive took me down to his local pub for a pint after work and meet his mates. We have had tremendous weather since we got here.

Today we plan to tour London. Clive and Chris are heading our tour. We obviously have far more to see than we have time. Cheerio

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