Sunday, October 24, 2010
Our trip to England this summer was fantastic. We stayed in the Peak District for the first week in a small little village called Monyash. Our host was very generous and thoughtful. Bakewell was about 4 miles away and was a definite highlight of our trip. We missed the open market on Monday of that week, but had fun exploring the side streets and many shops. Then, we were off to Stewkley, about 40 miles north of London. We stayed at Dormer Cottage with Jill Scott. This was the very same place were my dad and I stayed just one year before. Angela enjoyed both places but preferred the north. However, she throughly loved the town of Woburn and Woburn Abbey. This is home of the Duke of Bedford. His surname is Russell, the same as Angela's Great Grandmother. Angela was able to trace her family genealogy back to this illustrious family at Woburn Abbey. It was a special visit. We had a hard time leaving. It felt good to be home, but the beauty and simplicity of England is calling us back!