Oxford - England, United Kingdom

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In the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford. The Inklings met here. This group included J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, etc. and C.S.Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia, etc.). Really cool to have been in the same spot they use to meet.
I woke up and showered at Keith's then set out to the train station. Unfortunately my train was a lengthy 5 hours from 10.13-15.13 It wasn't bad though because these English trains have electircal outlets unlike the Irish ones. I watched "wanted" on my PSP then finished up the journey litening to my ipod.

I checked in here at the hostel in Oxford then jumped on the computer. When Kate, a fellow hosteler here from Canada looked up the Christ Church here and said that it's last admission was to be at 16.30 we jumped up and practically ran there (we only had 10 min). We got there at 16.30 exactly, but they already had the closed signs up. I was upset because there are scenes from the HP films that were shot there and I was hoping to get a glimpse (I have sinced scheduled my train out tomorrow with enough time in the morning to allow me to go back and check it out haha).
Photos from the wall in the pub

Next we walked down to The Eagle and Child where Tolkien and C.S. Lewis met with their fellow Inklings. I snapped some photos out front and in what is known as the "Rabbit Room" where they use to actually SIT!! We also went over to the pub across the street where they are said to have "changed allegiance to" in 1962 called the Lamb & Flag.

After doing some more walking arond and a stop at the market I headed back to the hostel. There was a BBQ here tonight. £4 all you can eat. I had my own, cheaper food, but there was obviously left overs I snacked on and it was fun hanging out with everyone.

That's about it for Oxford.. for today anyway. I am sure if I hadn't had such a long train ride it might have been more eventful, but it was fun and sufficient nonetheless. I was pleased with the city and glad I got to stop in to pay it a visit.

Edit: Added photos from 8.25.08 as a new entry
cmari11 says:
Thanks for checking in on me Aunt Bonita. It means a lot to know you all appreciate it because it takes a lot of effort to get it up each night haha.

Don't miss work over it though!! haha.
Posted on: Aug 25, 2008
bmiller84 says:
Hey Corey. It's 11:20 pm here at home. I like to look at all the beautiful pictures and read the stories you write before I go to bed. It gives me happy thoughts to fall asleep with. I'm so glad the trip is going well. Thanks for taking the time to share your adventures with us. Well it's off to bed for me. I forget I have to go to work in the morning. Love ya, Aunt Bonita
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008
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