Wednesday, October 24, 2012


            Cannot believe I had the good fortune to attend The Oxford Experience for the fourth time.

                             It rained almost every day we were there--a treat for Arizona girls.

        We checked in, got the keys, threw our stuff in each of our rooms (my room pictured),

took a quick look around

                                                                   snapped a few pics

        opened the windows and then took off for a long walk along the Isis River to find some lunch.

I had been reading Deborah Crombie's book, Water Like a Stone, which featured canal boats so it was fun to see a few home-sweet-homes docked along the path.

Leslie had remembered this place having the best fish and chips, sadly they no longer serve that treat.

                                Whatever we ate was good and we would definitely return.                                    

I know I've taken you on a tour of Oxford before (click here, here, or here) but let's have another go.  First, this little pizza truck was new and was parked right outside of Christ Church College.  Wood-fired pizza--excellent.

                       Look at those doors!  Some lucky students get to enter these every day.          

                                                     Another beautiful college.

                               Back to Tom Quad at Christ Church College--my alma mater!


  1. Good fortune, indeed! So happy you keep going -- and sharing your experiences.

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  3. What a great experience! I wouldn't mind if it rained all day everyday either.

  4. I am really enjoying your blogs on Oxford and the Oxford Experience. I have been to OUSSA (Oxford University Sumnmer School for Adults) many times, but I thought I'd like to try the Oxford Experience next year. I have signed up for Trevor Rowley's course on the history of the Cotswolds. This particular course includes TWO field trips to Chipping Camden, Chipping Norton, Northleach and Burford. I can't wait. It will be so interesting to be able to roam around the college again without the restrictions of being a tourist.