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HOW I SPENT MY EASTER VACATION...

 

Travel is people. You may go abroad to see the famous sites, but what you remember best are the people you meet. Among them, like unexpected treasure, are a few memorable contacts that will make your travels unique, special, and delightful. "People" is devoted to some of those you may come in contact with during your Home At First travels.

PART 1 — ZACH IN RURAL ENGLAND

This article first appeared in November, 2004.                                           Its most recent update: 2015.

 

Warwick Castle. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell, 12 years old.

          Zach Elwell likes hot wings better than any other American food. No surprise, therefore, that this 12-year-old Yank found spicy Tandoori food much to his liking. When he was in England, where Tandoori-style Indian food is the national craze, hot-wings-Zach became an instant fan. But, Zach discovered he liked England’s old mainstay food craze, fish & chips, even better. In fact, Zach’s excellent May adventure in England was all about his discovery of lots of cool new things and even more cool old things.
          Fortunately, Zach remembered to take his camera along. And what caught his eye might just surprise you — and inspire you to take the kids along on your next trip to the British Isles.

"My name is Zach Elwell...and over the Easter holiday my mom and dad along with my brother Liam and I went to England for our family vacation. It was my first trip to Europe and I am looking forward to going again soon. I hope you like these pictures from my trip:

PART 1 — ZACH IN THE NORTHERN COTSWOLDS

 

Chipping Campden Church. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.

Chipping Campden Cottage. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.
This is the cottage we stayed in.
My room is the middle window
on the second floor.

Warwick Castle Entrance. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.

This is the biggest church
in Chipping Campden, but
nobody can tell you
where it is.

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UNLESS CREDITED OTHERWISE,
ALL PHOTOS © ZACH ELWELL;
USED WITH PERMISSION.

On our second day in
England we went to Warwick
Castle. This is the main
entrance but the drawbridge
and moat are gone!!!


Warwick Castle Courtyard. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.

Bath Abbey. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell. Bath Abbey street performer on unicycle with red shirt. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.

This is the courtyard in Warwick
Castle. Who would want to live
in a big castle and still have
to mow the lawn?!

The next day back in the car and we
went to Bath. People come from all
over the world to look at a 2,000 year
old swimming pool. Pretty cool that
the plumbing still works. The king's
spring looked like a very expensive
water fountain in the Tea Room. The
cathedral next door looks really cool
with walls having a lot of designs on them.

With all of the
tourists going
to Bath it makes
a really nice
square for street
performers like
the guy on the
unicycle in the
red shirt.


Ruins at Sudeley Castle. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell. Worcester Cathedral. Photo courtesy Zach Elwell.

Sudeley Castle. This castle is where
one of
King Henry VIII's wives
lived. Now it is famous for the
gardens which are really nice.
In the old buildings that they
could not save, they let the
gardens grow inside. The church
is the burial place for a queen
and is still used on Sundays! The
fountain is the center of the
Queen's Garden. I hope they have
lots of guys to mow this lawn.

The next day we went to Worcester
where
they make the sauce but we
went to this church instead. Churches
in England are really cool: they have
dead people buried in the floor and in
the walls. Everywhere you look —
dead people. It was a fun day.
We climbed all the way to the roof
and back down and then got caught
in the rain going back to the car.


END OF PART 1

GO TO PART 2 — ZACH IN LONDON

 

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