The Cotswolds

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Bob's cousin, Michelle Greenwald, lives than half an hour from Stow-in-the-Wold, our Cotswold base. Bob and Michelle, who hadn't seen each other for a couple of decades, at least, had considerable catching up to do when she joined us for dinner at the Eagle & Child pub in Stow.

On the road between Broadway (where we had tea, see below) and  Stow, Jean Sue snapped this scenic of the Cotwswold countryside.

Tea time at the Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway. No, not the Broadway called the Great White Way. The Broadway that's a village in the northern part of the Cotswolds, with a High Street filled with quite little shops ready to cater to the up-market tourist's needs. The Lygon Arms is part of the Savoy Group. Its full afternoon tea was among the best we have ever indulged in.

Bob took a lot of liberties with his new photo software in this photo of the ancient Rollright ring between Stow and Chipping Norton. Here's the original photo.

Throughout sheep country in England and Wales, we noticed that many of the stone enclosures were built like this one, with stones balanced on top pointing up. We assume it's designed to dissuade high-jumping sheep from taking off.

Jean Sue enjoyed a quick top-of-the-double-decker-bus-tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, including its canals. Meanwhile, Bob sat in a local pub watching England advance in the World Cup.

The bus tour also took Jean Sue to Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford.

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All photographs and text Robert L. Libkind and Jean Sue Libkind