I’m back with more from my big epic adventure in England!! I wrote a few days ago about what we did in Hitchin and Letchworth, and today I’ll be showing a ton of pictures from the day we spent in Cambridge!
One of my dad’s favorite stories to tell from our time in England (and one that I sadly don’t remember for myself because I just wasn’t old enough) is that on a Saturday when my mom needed a morning alone to get things done or run errands or just not have small children hanging on her at all times, my dad would take me and my sister to the train station, we’d hop on the train, and we’d ride all the way to Cambridge. Once there, we would cross the station, get on the return train, and ride it all the way back home. So while we were back in England, we wanted to take this train ride together once again.
But this time, we actually got off the train and explored Cambridge, which might have been my favorite day of the trip! Everything there was so old and seemed so important and historic and it was so dreamy just to be walking around there for part of a day – I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live there or go to school there and have that be the backdrop for your life for YEARS!
We did a lot of walking around and had a great lunch at a restaurant in town, but one of the coolest things we saw was the chapel in King’s College. My mom made it a point for us to see that, and I’m so glad that she insisted! It was just unbelievable. So grand, and so intricate, and so gorgeous, the pictures don’t even do it justice!
I’d have to say that my favorite part of the whole day was when we took a punting tour down the river and along the college backs. I saw online that it would be a possibility and I knew that we just HAD TO DO IT!!!! It was cold and my brother-in-law kept getting dripped on, but it was so amazing!! It took about an hour to go along on the tour and our guide told us all about the colleges, stories about famous students, facts about the history and the architecture, and it was all just so informative and interesting and beautiful.
We also lost the pole in the water for a few minutes, but another boat helped us out!
Even though it was chilly and grey the entire time we were there, I just had the BEST time in Cambridge! I could honestly have spent our entire trip there and have been very happy (but I’m glad we didn’t and got to do everything else that we did!) There was just so much to see and do and we only barely scratched the surface. If I ever get to go back to England, you’d better believe I’ll be going back to Cambridge!