There is something very satisfying about those infrequent occasions when reality actually meets the expectations of your imagination. A lifetime of reading English literature introduced me to mental images of lush green countryside, idyllic meadows of sheep and cows, gentle streams flowing past ancient stone walls and medieval stone churches, and of course the traditional country inn and pub. In just a couple of weekends hiking through the midlands area of England known as The Cotswold I have seen it all in person. And I have pictures to prove it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/55093099@N00/
Last weekend featured a stay at The Fox Inn in Little Barrington, just a 90 minute drive from London. http://www.foxinnbarrington.com/ It was a last minute choice, but we stumbled into a fabulous event – “Foxstock” – a summer folk music festival on the beautiful grounds around The Fox Inn. When we weren’t out hiking the countryside, we were enjoying free music by the Windrush River in the backyard of the pub!