Monday, August 1, 2011

Goodbye Oxford

These pictures are from our last two days at Oxford. On the penultimate day, Kristin and I ran into Benjamin and Aaron at the Vault Gardens where we stayed for tea. Later, we met up with some of the others at an Italian restaurant for dinner and then met up with the rest of the crowd at the King's Arms for one last evening together.

The next day, Kristin and I wandered through our favorite haunts and stopped to see places we hadn't had a chance to visit yet. We then headed back to Oxford for a farewell garden party that Chuck and Brian had planned for us. It turned out to be a lot of fun! We all dressed up and enjoyed traditional British food including pickle and cheese, marmite, and cucumber and cream cheese sandwhiches. Afterwards, Kristin, Aaron, Benjamin, and I headed into town for one last dinner at the Eagle and Child. Goodbye Oxford!

Kristin, Aaron, and Benjamin at the Vault Gardens

We stopped by the Eagle and Child only to find out they were no longer serving dinner.

Fortunately, we found an Italian restaurant that was open.

Later in the evening at the Kings Arms

Looking out from the tower near the Vaults & Garden with Kristin.
A view of the Radcliffe Camera

A bird's eye view of the rest of Oxford

me and Kristin

Taking a walk through the grounds at Magdalen College

Kristin at Magdalen College

Me at Magdalen College

The bridge at Magdalen
A picture from the bridge

Views from the bridge

At the garden party

The table was well laden with delicious food

Out in the gardens after the party

Me and Han

Charlotte and Kevin

Milling around outside

At the Eagle and Child with Benjamin, Aaron, and Kristin for a last Oxford dinner.
We even got to sit by the fireplace, the same place where C.S. Lewis and Tolkien would sit!