You know that scene in Forrest Gump where he decides to go for a run and just keeps going? That kind of happened to us this weekend (except instead of a jog, it was more like a stroll). We woke up, rolled out of bed, and grabbed coffee from a local cafe. But it was such a pretty day–something we haven’t had in a while–so we decided to take our lattes to go and explore the neighbourhood (<– see what I did there?). We ended up venturing down this adorable path called Cuckoo Lane.
|Selfie at the start of our journey. We had no idea how far we were about to go.|
Once we came to the end of that path, we just kept going and found another one that lead us to a river full of mallards and swans–SWANS! What kind of magical place did we stumble across?
|No ugly ducklings in this water. They were all so pretty.|
We then went through a gate and entered what I pretended was a secret garden. For some reason this tree reminded me of Hogwarts:
|Doesn’t the tree look like it might grab Christopher and take him away?|
I then got caught up in a forest of branches.
|It’s okay, I managed to get untangled.|
Before we knew it, we were facing off with monsters…
|My new dinosaur friend at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History|
And Christopher was meeting one of his heroes…
|John Hunter, a surgeon from the 1700s|
We went back outside and spring had officially sprung.
|A pretty spot in Oxford University Parks|
And all of a sudden, we realized we had walked three miles to the city centre!
|That’s the famous Radcliffe Camera behind me.|
We couldn’t believe we had walked so far! So, we decided to break for a drink at Turf Tavern, one of the oldest pubs in Oxford.
|A brief pause for pints|
Re-energized, we decided to keep exploring and ended up at New College (ironically, despite its name, one of the oldest Oxford colleges.)
|Fun fact: Hugh Grant attended this college|
After four hours of exploring, we were pretty tired.
|Just casually resting up in a wall built 900 years ago|
But it was worth every extra step…
|The flowers blooming on High Street!|
Happy Spring, everyone! Hope you all get to have a day this season where you go out for coffee and just keep walking.
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