On Sunday, Christopher and I met up with his sweet coworker and her husband. The two of them are serious hikers and wanted to show us a side of Oxford you can really only get to by car. So, we drove to the little village of Ardington to begin our five mile walk through the English countryside. Here are some pictures from our adventure!

house in ardington, oxford
This is a house that actually belongs to someone. Or perhaps the vacation home of Jay Gatsby.

Just hanging with a bronze statue honoring a horse that won “Best In Show” one year.

Oxford wildlife

The trail

More trail
Had to stop to check out my favorite flower
He loves me! Phew.

A practice race track for the show horses

Oh, hey guys!

Just enjoying his afternoon snack

It was so nice to get out of the city for a bit, although my eyes have never itched as bad as they did when we got back. Small price to pay for the moment of clarity in your head, I’d say.

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

Sleeping Among The Monkeys
A Trip Down Cuckoo Lane
Quintessential Oxford: Punting